Cold weather, dry weather and biting your nails, are one of the many reasons why people suffer from cracked and dry skin surrounding their nails. In addition to biting their nails, most of the times, people tend to bite the skin that surrounds their nails. Moreover, doing this can sometimes lead to painful tears and rips that may lead the area to become infected. However, the problem of dry, cracked, and ripped skin around the nails can be repaired, only by you following those few easy steps to get rid of cuticles around the nails.
Soak your hands.
In a medium sized bowl, fill about 4 inches-deep warm water. After that, dip the tips of your hands in it, and make sure to submerge all the nails and cuticles. Do not soak them for less than 5 minutes. In fact, warm water softens the skin in order to have an easy and pain free cuticle removal.
Dry your hands.
After you are done soaking, dry your hands with a clean towel. Moreover, make sure that your cuticles are still moist, but free of water drops. In fact, if you want the procedure to be less painful, make sure that your skin stays moist and soft.
Push back your cuticles.
After that, Use a wooden cuticle pusher. This is a tool made to help keeping your cuticles from growing over your nail. Make sure that the tool is sterilized before and after each time you use it. And what can be better, is if you get rid of the wooden spoon every time, since it can collect bacteria.
Cut the extra skin around your nails.
The tools used are called manicure nippers and manicure scissors. Those tools cut away extra dead skin from around your nails. However, be very careful because you should only cut away skin that is loose and soft.
It is essential that you moisturize the area after you are done, because a moisturizer will prevent them from growing back again.