Why is it important to pay attention to nail cuticle care? What’s the cuticle and what role does it play in our body? The cuticle forms the seal of the nail and the fingers. This means the cuticle is that dead skin that overlaps our nails and fingers. Beneath this cuticle, the nail matrix is formed. These cuticles play a very interesting role in our body. Just as the cuticle in a leaf protects the inner layers of the leaf from damage, the cuticle on our nails protects them from damage from fungus, bacteria, etc. Isn’t it strange, our cuticle play a protective function, yet we seldom consider the cuticle as a protective part of our body! It’s absence can conduce to severe nail infections, hangnail issues, nail fungus, etc. Let’s have a look at some nail cuticle care tips that we can carry out at home, so as to keep your cuticles groomed with little effort. Read more about fingernail health.
Nail Cuticle Care: How to Take Care of Cuticles
Moisturize the Nails
The major causative factor of nail cuticle problems is dry, ragged and peeling nails. It’s this dryness that conduces to hangnails (dry bits of cuticle appearing on the nail’s sides). To prevent this, the nails need to be moisturized with a hand cream or body lotion regularly. Rub the moisturizer into the cuticle and perform this daily. Don’t just apply it on the hands and be satisfied. You need to specifically massage the moisturizer onto your cuticles. Also read what causes fingernail problems. Read more »