Horrible Cuticles :(

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Registered: 08-23-2012
Horrible Cuticles :(
Fri, 08-22-2014 - 10:44am

Hi. I'm hoping someone has a good at-home DIY treatment for cuticles. I feel like I'm constantly picking at mine and of course that only makes it worse.

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Registered: 01-20-2004
Fri, 08-22-2014 - 3:29pm

Hi! I would try adding some oil to your nails after the shower. Something like this, maybe: http://www.cnd.com/products/nail-essentials/cuticle-treatments/solaroil%C2%AE

There are various brands out there. Second I would do moisturizing treatments at night — and they can be super simple: your favorite lotion + gloves. The gloves will keep moisture in and your hands will be baby smooth in the morning (along with your cuticles!). I absolutely swear by the True Blue Spa line at Bath & Body Works. THIS is a must if you want to skip the salon manicure: http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11160998&cp=10948938.10948939 and the Look Ma, New Hands (which is the paraffin hand lotion) is the best hand lotion I've ever used. Even my husband uses it during the winter when his hands start to crack from the cold. LOVE it. A bit $$ but you're not using that much, and if you can get it during one of their B1G1 or B2G1 deals, it pays for itself!

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