That barely noticeable bit of skin that goes around your nail may not look like much, but it’s actually an important little membrane that deserves respect. If you break or tear your cuticle, bacteria, fungi, and water can get in that could potentially cause an infection.
Keeping your cuticles pushed back is the key to keeping them healthy and pretty. This will not only keep them neat but also reduce the need for trimming – and that will reduce the risk of infection.
It is the shower time when you find the best time to push cuticle back. At that time they are soft. Or, just after your shower, apply cuticle oil, and gently push them back using your fingers. You can also do a post-shower push-back with a pumice cuticle stick.
Finally, apply oil or shea butter to your cuticle every night before bed to keep them soft and pretty.