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Cuticle Clipping – To Clip or not to Clip ?

Nail Technician not a Magician

Going to the Salon to have your Nail Tech fix your cuticles? You might want to rethink that.
Going to the Salon for a quick fix on those cuticles especially if you have very dry or cracked cuticles can be a mistake......Cuticles are not meant to be cut away. The cuticle is living tissue called the eponychium and it is there for a reason. (to protect your matrix)
The best thing you can do for them is keep them moisturized with a good cuticle oil and use a lot of it throughout the day.

Chances are if you are going to the Salon mainly for a cuticle fix then you may already have a open skin area and this could be an area waiting to collect bacteria. Especially if the Salon doesn’t use properly clean tools.

A good Nail Technician should know the difference and tell you if she can help you or not ( without clipping your cuticles ) or if you may need a visit to your doctor.

If your problem is just dryness then a manicure could surely help. With the use of clean tools and gently pushing back to remove any dead cells left on the nail plate and adding lots of moisture. However the only true solution is to keep the area moisturized on a regular basis. Clipping is only going to make your problem worse and the cuticle will probably grow back thicker than before, it is just the way our bodies were designed to work.

Believe it or not. Your Nail Technician is not a Magician ;-) and she can only do so much for you. So that one manicure is only a temporary fix.

You will need to do your part and help keep your cuticles moisturized between your manicures to get the result that you are looking for.

There are a lot of manufacturers that offer very small bottles of cuticle oil and one that I gave to my clients was Solar Oil by CND you can probably pick up a bottle somewhere like Ulta. Just make sure you get a good oil that soaks into the cuticle area and not a cheap one that just sits greasy on your skin. Try it for a couple weeks (faithfully)  ;-) and see the difference.

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