We judge others by the condition of their hands and nails. It's like a reflection of a persons personality. So what are you supposed to do when your cuticles are cracked and dry? They are painful, peeling, maybe bleeding and most importantly irritating every single nerve in your body. Save yourself the pain and or embarrassment and follow these steps to treat and prevent peeling cuticles.
The broken skin is no different from any other cut on your body. Treat your peeling cuticles like the injury it is. All you will need is Neosporin or any topical antibiotic ointment, a band-aid and your poor cuticles.
- Apply a generous amount of the ointment to the affected area.
- Cover and seal the ointment with a band-aid on each affected finger.
- Leave it on overnight, then remove the band-aid.
- You may repeat steps 1-3 until the skin is fully healed.
- Baby soft skin. Viola!
You are part of the problem when you're picking at your cuticles. To those who are...Whatever you do, DO NOT PICK THEM. To be part of the solution you must get rid of the excess skin, by using a cuticle scissor, but do not pick or bite them off (so many germs.) Other ways to prevent and keep your cuticles moisturized include:
- Using petroleum jelly.
- Applying lip balm to cuticles.
- Apply cuticle cream and wear gloves on cold, winter days.
To read more about moisturizing cuticles, visit WikiHow.com