The past month I’ve had a real problem with flaky cuticles. My hands have been very dry and my nails very brittle. Which also means that I have not work nail polish the whole of last month. My hands and nails are clearly struggling to get used to the cold dry air of the air conditioners. While I was taking extra care of my skin (or so I think), my hands and nails need an extra bit of TLC.
I have been using the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover to get rid of the hanging cuticles. It is very easy to apply. Just apply a thin layer over the cuticles and after about 10-15 minutes gently push the cuticles back. Within minutes it will dissolve those pesky raggedy cuticles away. I have also been applying the Sally Hansen Vitamin E Cuticle Oil. Well, you don’t need a special cuticle oil, you can apply any oil like olive oil or coconut oil. I like tis one because it has a nail polish-like brush so the application is very easy and precise. I do this every night before bed. Another thing I have been doing is applying hand cream every time I wash my hands, or most of the times and it has helped a lot in making my hands look moisturized and shiny. I am currently using The Body Shops’ Moringa Night Cream.
With just a week of following this routine, my hands have already started feeling hydrated and my nails less brittle. I do still have some unruly cuticles, but I guess I can start going back to wearing nail paint soon.