you’ve heard of cuticles, and if you’ve been to THE TEN SPOT® you know we pay extra attention to your cuticles during a mani sesh.
but you might be wondering – what exactly is a cuticle, and why is it sooo important whenever we talk about nail care? for starters, take a look at your fingernails. see the part where your nail ends and your skin begins? that skin right there is your cuticle, and they’re pretty bad-ass.
cuticles help seal the area that covers the base of the nail and protects you from bacteria and certain forms of infections. So how can you protect these little fighters and keep them looking healthy? follow our tips below!
first off, you will need the right tools to get the job done:
- have a bottle of acetone-free nail polish remover ready to take off any old polish. purchase a orange wood stick , or even a cuticle pusher . remember to disinfect or discard your tools after each use!
- look for a cuticle moisturizer, which can be in the form of an oil or a lotion that combines moisturizing for both your nails + cuticles. our 10spot locations use gehwol.med. protective nail + skin oil!
- find a good-quality hand moisturizer that won’t dry out your skin and contains ingredients like vitamin e! our is packed with coconut oil, organic shea butter, grape seed oil, and yes, vitamin e!