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Stop The Madness!!....My Cure for Rough, Dry Cuticles

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So the main problem I come across as a "Vicious Manicurist" & Nail Care Specialist is rough, dry cuticles.

I'll tell you right now most of the time the problem is your manicurist. Cuticles are living tissue and just like the rest of your skin, when cut a scab will grow. A lot of manicurists cut the cuticles way to much and as the days go by your body will grow a scab trying to heal the damage. But what do we do when we see this? We run back to the manicurist who caused the damage to get "over cut" again. I hate to say it but some manicurist do this to keep you running back!

Did you know in most states it is illegal to cut cuticles? A Nail Care Specialist does but a lot of ''around the way manicurist" don't. So how do we salve this rough, dry cuticles problems?........

1. Find a Nail Care Specialist not just a "lunch break" manicurist.
It's funny to me, how many woman would never go into a hair salon offering a wash and blow for $20, but don't mind cheaping out on their nails. Remember you get what you pay for, But we will save that for another post.

2. Stop cutting your cuticles .
The first three weeks will be hard BUT STICK WITH IT!!!
Just keep pushing them back. My favorite place to do this is in the shower. Try using your wash cloth. Wrap one thumb in the cloth and use it to gently push back the cuticles on the opposite hand.

3. Moisture Moisture Moisture!!!
I can not stress this enough. It does not matter if you use lotion, cream or oil (I have even used lip balm and a pinch). Most moisturizers contain the same main ingredients. You don't have to spend major duckets...just use some thing!

4. Eat right!
Your nails, hands and feet are the one of the first places on your body to show any lack of nourishment. Make sure you eat right and take multi-vitamins. Also Biotin is great for healthy nails, hair, and cuticles. I even like to open up the capsules and smear the oil directly on my cuticles.
So pop those pills your nail will thank you...(but ask your doc first!)

Cheers! ;-)

Jun 17, 2012

Olivia G.

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

More 2 come ;-)

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Jun 17, 2012

Delete me p.

Can i ask how to cure nail fungus my friend thinks she got it from the salon she goes 2. 

I sorry to hear that ....& frankly, I'm PISSED OFF!
1st thing she needs to do is go to a doctor & get some blood work done.

You can't "assume" when it comes to your health,

Next she needs to REPORT THAT SALON!

By visiting a nasty salon with poor sanitation standards, you are exposing yourself to ANY & ALL blood borne pathogens(ie. HIV, Hep c..) & dermatitis (did you hear about that flesh eating virus going around? )

But yeah, get her to a Doc ASAP....I'll most more on this subject next week! In the mean time, when you get your nails

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Jun 17, 2012

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Thanks so much i'll make sure to relay the message to her .. looking forward to hear more :-)

Jul 28, 2012

Stephanie P.

I read your article some time ago and started following your advice and I have to say it really does work!! My cuticles don't seem so 'traumatized' once I moisturize and gently push them down, as opposed to having the nail technician cut them when I get my nails done (LOVE your work by the way! :) ....All in all, keep the advice coming! <3

Jul 28, 2012

Christina O.

Sorry, flesh eating virus?? What?! I'm scared now...

Thanks Dudes & Dudettes!
Sorry for the lack of post....I've been super busy, but soon I'm coming back fo ya! xoxo ;-)  

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