Do we really think or care about our cuticles? Not at all! This cuticle massage cream will nourish your cuticles, so you can have perfect results post manicure.
Cuticles are there for a reason – they act like a barrier and protect nail matrix. Cuticles are an integral part of your skin and located atop the nail matrix, part of nail that grows.
Six Tips for Healthy Cuticles
Never cut or trim your cuticles, there’s just no reason to do it. Besides, cutting your cuticles will make them hard and lead to nail problems like white lines, white spots, ridges and also leave your nail bed prone to infections.
If you want to give your nails a longer appearance for highlighting your manicure, use a soft wooden stick to push back the cuticles gently. If you already trim or cut your cuticles, stop right away! NO, it won’t grow out faster if you stop. After all, does your body hair become coarse and hard like that of men because you shave it or wax it off? Forget the myth and STOP cutting your cuticles.
Just like the rest of your skin, cuticles should be moisturized. They tend to get dry, peel or flake due to lack of moisture. Using a good moisturizer will help nourish your cuticles. That’s why we’re going to look at a nourishing and moisturizing cuticle recipe today.
If you opt for manicure, make sure manicurists soft with your cuticles. Like every other part of your skin, cuticles should be treated with care and caution. Make sure they push the cuticles back gently and never let them do it rigorously or trim it off.
Cuticles, hands and even nails tend to become dry when put to frequent dishwashing, nail polish remover or other harsh chemicals. You could wear gloves while doing such tasks and follow-up with a moisturizer to lubricate it. Ready for the recipe?
Argan Body Oil – 4 Tsps.
Beeswax – 3 Tsps.
Sweet Almond Oil – 4 Tsps.
Vitamin E Oil – a few drops
Shea Butter – 4 Tsps.
Tea Tree Essential Oil – 8 drops
Lavender Essential Oil – 24 drops
Sweet Orange Essential Oil – 8 drops
In a double boiler, melt the oils, butter and beeswax together. If you don’t have a double boiler, heat a bowl of water on your stovetop. Make sure you keep the flame low – medium. When it is heating, place the butter, oils and beeswax in a small bowl and place it inside the bigger bowl.
You can stir if needed, and wait till the ingredients melt and combine together.
At this stage, remove from heat and set aside.
After a few minutes, add the essential oils and mix to combine.
Pour it into lip balm containers, or any container you have handy.
Put on the lids when the mixture has cooled down and let it set for a few hours.
Apply this to restore dry or damaged cuticles, or just to maintain the luster of your cuticles.
Wash your hands with a gentle soap and warm water. Apply this cuticle massage cream to your nails and nail beds and massage it for a few seconds (till they’re absorbed in). You can repeat this a few times a day till your cuticles are healthy. Otherwise, you can apply it once daily for healthier nails and cuticles. You can also use this refreshing nail soak to strengthen your nails and cuticles.
What’s with the Ingredients?
Essential oils can be chosen based on your requirements and liking. Lavender keeps you calm, white tea tree oil is a powerful anti-fungal, antibacterial and disinfectant. Sweet Orange Oil keeps your nails healthy and your mood upbeat during the day. Unlike other chemical-laden cuticle creams, this is a nourishing massage cream that will improve your nails and cuticles, instead of dissolving them!
Remember, chipped, cracked, dry or peeling cuticles don’t look good. They also hamper your nail health and draw unwanted attention to your nails. Use this massage cream to restore your nail health and bid adieu to hanging nails or problematic cuticles. Don’t have time for DIY cuticle massage cream? With most women heading to work, there’s hardly anytime to work on health and beauty for most. Feel free to use our Argan Body Oil instead for healthier nails and skin.