A good and healthy nail growth solution has much to do with the state in which your cuticles currently are. This is a fundamental part to keep nail free from infections, dehydration and other problems that may affect their appearance. One of the most important steps in any manicure is cuticles care, for what is necessary to always soften them before. Thus, the result is a flawless manicure and beautiful nails ready to impress. In this OneHowTo article we show off a selection of homemade creams for cuticles. Pay attention and try the treatment you like.
What are your nail cuticles?
The cuticles are the skin that is located around the nails, i.e., that white skin that protects the contour of the nail attached to the finger. They play a very important role and are essential to the health of our nails, because they charge to keep the nails protected from infection and they promote a strong and healthy growth at the same time. It is for this reason that they should never be cut too much and, on the contrary, they should keep hydrated to soften them. If they're soft it will be easier to withdraw the surplus that ends up affecting the beauty of your hands.
Also, if we keep the cuticles well maintained and hydrated, we allow the blood circulation to be adequate in the area and, therefore, nails grow faster and completely healthy. Here we show you some of the best homemade creams that you can use to soften and soften them before removing them with a cuticle remover or pushing them back with an orange stick. If you are interested, in the article how to remove the cuticles you'll see the steps needed to follow when doing a magazine.
Shea butter cream for cuticles
The first homemade cream for cuticles we propose combines shea butter and almond oil, so the result is an ultra-moisturising nail preparation. Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, D, E and F and therefore nourishes the skin deep and combats dryness. Almond oil is a powerful moisturizer and a fabulously natural anti-inflammatory.
- 3 tsp of shea butter
- 2 tsp of almond oil
Application: first, melt the shea butter in a bain-marie. When it has melted, add the almond oil and mix well. Let it cool a few minutes and then apply it on the cuticles with a gentle circular massage.
Beeswax cuticle cream
Many treatments and moisturising skin cosmetics are made with bees' wax and that is a product that provides an incredible softness and smoothness on your beautiful skin. Therefore, you can also use it to keep your cuticles and hands perfect. We recommend that you try some castor oil, as it is one of the best oils to strengthen nails and which prevents them from breaking away easily.
- 3 Tbsp of beeswax
- 1 Tbsp of castor oil
- Drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
Application: heat the beeswax and the castor oil in a bain-marie. Mix the two ingredients until you see the beeswax has melted, then remove from heat and let it all cool down. Add 3 or 4 drops of essential oil of lavender, mix again and apply it on your cuticles.
Cream of egg and olive oil for cuticles
Two basic ingredients such as egg and olive oil are also an excellent alternative to soften cuticles and nails and to provide the nutrition they need to be beautiful and healthy once again. Egg yolk, which is what you need to use, contains lecithin and fatty acids that are ideal to moisturise cuticles and olive oil is a great conditioner that also will give you much needed sparkle to your naggly nails.
- An egg yolk
- 1 Tbsp of olive oil
Application: First, separate the white from the yolk. Then beat the yolk in a bowl, add the olive oil and stir to integrate. Once this is done, you only have to dip your nails into the mixture for about 10 minutes.
Cream of glycerine and vitamin E for cuticles
Glycerine is a viscous, transparent liquid having a high wettability, and therefore it is used in many treatments for dry skin needing extra hydration. Glycerine will not only help your cuticles but also your fingernails and hands, giving them a rejuvenating effect.
- 3 Tbsp of glycerine
- 1 capsule of vitamin E, available in pharmacies or health food stores
Application: put the glycerine and contents of the capsule of vitamin E in a container. Stir them until you've got a smooth paste and apply the resulting cream onto the cuticles. You can do it directly with your fingers or with the help of a cotton pad.
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