For most of us, caring for our nails is synonymous with maintaining their aesthetic beauty. Trimmed, manicured, and chip-free nails are the ideal, and rarely do we look past appearances. If your nails are turning yellow or shedding layers, you might be inspired to change your nail care regiment, but what about the health issues that linger beneath the surface?
A common practice at salons is to cut your cuticles. Why? They’re kind of ugly and annoying. They totally detract from the beauty of your manicure, right? Maybe so, but cutting them is one of the worst nail care mistakes you can make! Your cuticles protect your nail bed from attracting tons of germs and bacteria. When you cut them, you’re basically declaring open season for all types of bacterial infections — among them, HERPES. Hard pass.
And beyond the whole unwanted infection issue, cutting your cuticles leads to weird aesthetic issues too. They’ll look nice at first, but if you keep cutting them they’ll start growing back rigid and messy.
But if you’re just dying for clean cuticles, there IS a safe option… Instead of clipping them, just have them pushed back! Problem SOLVED.
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