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Monday, January 7, 2013

Cuticle Care

Good cuticle Care is so important for your nails! So question? Are your cuticles as troublesome as mine can be? Sometimes I swear it doesn't matter how well I take care of my nails, my cuticles hate me! I started using Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover a while back, whenever I give myself a full manicure. I find that it works really well to help soften my cuticles. It is really easy to use. All you have to do is squeeze it on to your cuticles and let it sit for about 15-20 seconds and then just use a cuticle pusher or an orange stick to gently push your cuticles back off of the nail bed. Make sure you don't leave this stuff on for longer than a minute, otherwise it might be irritating to your skin. Wash your hands as soon as you are done pushing your cuticles back to get off any excess remover. 
Cuticle Remover
While I find that this product works really well, it's definitely not a permanent solution, because my cuticles do not stay soft for long. In combination with that I use Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil. I don't use it religiously, but when I do, it works! Vitamin E is loaded with antioxidants that actually help repair and prevent cell damage. It is super nourishing and moisturizing and because of it's healing agents works perfectly to repair damaged cuticles and skin and helps to prevent future damage. Studies have also shown that Vitamin E can help repair and reduce the effects of aging on the skin, so that's a bonus! 

Cuticle Oil

The last thing I use every time I give myself a full manicure and occasionally before I go to bed is Avon Moisture Therapy Hand Cream for extra dry skin. With this hand cream, a little goes a long way! It is probably the most moisturizing lotion for your hands that I have ever used! It can be a bit greasy, if you use too much, so I would start with a pea sized amount and if you find that you need more go from there. On an everyday basis, I use some other scented lotion that I have on hand. Currently that would be Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom, which is my favorite scent ever! It works to moisturize, but the Avon Moisture Therapy, works much better when my hands and cuticles are in need of a major moisture boost! 

Hand Lotion

I don't use these products on a daily basis, but when I do, they really work well for me. I highly recommend them all if you are looking to give your cuticles and hands some tlc!