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How To: Heal Dry, Cracked Cuticles

One of the worst winter skin issues that we all face is dry, cracked cuticles. Not only are they unsightly, but they can also be pretty painful. It’s also a total bummer for those of us who want show off our fierce manicures. But what causes our cuticles to become so dried out? Well, it actually stems from multiple factors. During the winter, cold weather coupled with dry indoor heat as well as several possible internal factors can contribute to your less-than-stellar nail beds. While may seem like a no-win situation, there are actually a few different ways to heal your dry cuticles.

  1. Hydrate – When it comes to solving a skin care issue, always make sure that your body is properly hydrated. If the body doesn’t have enough water or moisture, it can act out in many not-so-cute ways (read: cracked cuticles). So, in order to get the ball rolling, make sure that your drinking enough water to keep your body functioning at its highest level.
  2. Steam + Oil – The best time to apply your cuticle oil or treatment is after you shower. The steam and water help to soften the cuticles, which allows the nail oil to penetrate the skin even further.
  3. Avoid Cutting – As a standard rule of thumb (pardon the pun), cuticles don’t like to be cut. In fact, WebMd reported that cut cuticles are more likely to fracture and slip. Keep your cuticles looking and feeling their best by putting down the scissors.
  4. Use Coconut Oil – If you’re looking for a more natural way to soften and soothe your cuticles, then consider reaching for coconut oil. This natural moisturizer is perfect for restoring dry hands and parched nail beds, coconut oil can be found in our Elite Creme.
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