The most problematic part of at-home manicure is removing the cuticles. How to do it correctly to avoid damage to the nails and not hurt yourself? Meet the secrets to getting rid of cuticles.
Even the most beautiful manicure, with the best color of nail polish and the best decoration, won’t help if your cuticles show. Before you proceed with the nail polish, you need to get rid of excess skin around your nails. However, it is not as simple a task as it may seem at first.
How to remove cuticles? What is the best approach to do it? Which technique to use to avoid damage to the nails? Can you do it without spilling the blood?
Cuticles removal – the introduction
It is the best point in manicure and it needs to be said at the very beginning. You cannot create a beautiful manicure without cuticle removal. You should do it on a regular basis because the most excess skin around the nail the greater the problem with its removal. Therefore, the regular roval of cuticles is crucial.
How to do it correctly knows every beautician who specializes in a manicure. You should check her technique on your next visit in order to avoid cutting cuticles too deep because it may end up badly.
Accessories. What to use to get rid of cuticles?
The biggest mistake you can make in cutting out cuticles is to use incorrect accessories. The most important rule says that you shouldn’t use sharp tools (razor blade, pocket knife, scalpel, etc.). You should do it skillfully and with the right tools.
For cuticles removal, you will need:
- special cuticle cutters,
- wooden stick,
- liquid to soften the cuticles.
The correct removal of cuticles step by step
- Step 1. The first thing you need to do is to clean the nail. If you wear nail polish, remove it. Make sure to also prime the nails – you just need to run through the nail plate with a swab (the best will be dust-free wadding swab) soaked with cleaner.
- Step 2. Apply special softening products to nails and cuticles around the nails. It usually is butter, oil, or cream. When spread on the skin around the nails, it will make cuticles easy to remove painlessly. Just apply it for around 5 minutes.
- Step 3. For the next step, you will need a wooden stick because it will help you push back the cuticles. Important! You shouldn’t use a metal cuticle pusher because it can damage the nails. How to push back the cuticles? Just take a wooden stick and move it across the nail plate pushing back the cuticles as far back as possible.
- Step 4. Now you will need cuticle cutters because you need them to remove the pushed back cuticles. You shouldn’t use sharp tools such as a knife in order to avoid damage to the nail plate. Gently cutting them out with cuticle cutters is safer – you start on one side and gradually cut them out preserving the natural round shape of the nail plate. You should also remember to not cut too deep because you can hurt yourself and cut in this area is not pleasant.
- Step 5. Lastly, you should use nourishing oil for nails to provide the skin with precious nutrients and prevent cuticles from growing back too fast.