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Tips On Repairing Dry, Cracked Cuticles

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pedicureAfter a long day of work, when you come home and take off your shoes, what do you see? The cuticles are terrible aren’t they? To have clean and nice cuticles, you need to have a pedicure every now and then.

But if you do not have the time to go to the salon, then you need to do something about your feet yourself. But before I go into that, you need to know what the cause of cracked and dry cuticles is.

Cuticles crack and become dry the same reason why your skin becomes dry and rough. It is the exposure to various chemicals and if your feet are missing the necessary moisture.

The best remedy for cracked cuticles is Vitamin E. Apply this everyday on the cuticles. Your cuticles will be soft and well protected. Make sure you apply some of it on the hands as well.

Another good remedy is shea butter. It is considered as a good moisturiser that nourishes the skin and prevents dryness and cracks. In the winter, shea butter is a must for healthy cuticles.

Cuticle moisturisers are also available in the market. This product is particularly made for the nails. They are available in different forms such as cream, oil or wax based. The application is fairly easy. Apply it on the cuticles and massage well. If you have cracked cuticles then you have to do this at least three times a day for quicker and better results. But do not stop using it once the cuticles have healed. Keep using it, as that will prevent any future damage.

If you are looking for a natural cure that you can prepare at home, then I have just the thing for you. Mix a little bit of mayonnaise, honey, and a few drops of lemon juice.

Soak your fingers in the mixture for five minutes. You will see the difference in a few days. And also apply this on both hands and feet before going to bed. Wear a pair of thin gloves and socks. That way the cream will remain on the skin.

Last but not least, try to get a good manicure and pedicure at least once a month.

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