A Quick Guide to Cuticle Care
There are many misconceptions regarding cuticle care but Mavala’s very own Lynn Gray has your quick and easy guide!
Those who choose to cut their cuticles actually cut the eponychium, the slightly thicker skin around the base of the nail which prevents infections. The true cuticle is the small, scaly dead skin cells stuck to the nail plate and should not be cut but gently teased away.
Mavala’s Cuticle Remover thixotropic formula softens the cuticle in one single application. The best technique to remove the dead skin is to use a manicure stick wrapped in cotton wool to roll the cuticle back gently back. The Cuticle remover will have done most of the work and will have softened the skin that needs to be removed, leaving you to form a neat and uniform nail contour. If you suffer from dry skin, try Mavala’s Cuticle Cream as an overnight treatment by massaging the thick balm into the base of the nail.
If your nails are experiencing ridges, discolouration or are easily breakable then this may be due to the treatment of your nail matrix (the full moon at the base of the fingernail). This is where new cells develop so the quality of these will determine the condition as it grows. By ensuring that you are using gentle products and avoiding harsh chemicals on your nails, this will lead to a healthy nail bed.
I hope that you have found these tips helpful especially if you suffer with unwanted cuticles or simply want to get your nails back in tip-top condition!