Cuticles are the thin layer of dead tissue riding on the nail plate to form a seal between the nail plate and eponychium. They have a big and important job. Cuticles act as a protective barrier and prevent bacteria and pathogens from infecting the matrix area.
When you keep your cuticles healthy, you keep your nails healthy. The simplest and easiest way to care for your cuticles is to soak them in warm water for 10 minutes every few days. This will soften the cuticle and keep the nails clean.
Cuticle care is the secret to strong and healthy nails. And the reality is that cuticle care shouldn’t be complicated. We want to help you make it easy. Here are a few ideas for taking care of your cuticles.
1. Healthy Nails Serum
Do you have paper-thin nails? Do they bend easily? Well, then you need to get them a more potent help. The serum contains a more concentrated form of oils for cuticle care. This serum will keep the cuticles soft and your nails healthy and strong. You can easily apply it with a roll-on bottle.
2. Cuticle Oil With Essential Oils
Essential oils are vital for cuticle care. For this recipe, we use a couple of them. The oil will strengthen and moisturize your nails. The excellent home remedy will help for cracked and brittle nails. Apply it regularly to promote healthy nail growth. And you need only five minutes to prepare the serum.
3. Homemade Cuticle Cream
We love simple recipes. For this cuticle cream you do not need any expensive ingredients or similar. A simple beeswax will do it. You can add a scent if you like it, but you do not have to. The cream will work wonders for your nails. Apply it daily to get less dry nails. If you use it regularly, you will also prevent hangnails. Simply rub it on your cuticles, and that is it.
4. Nail Strengthening Cuticle Oil
You can even sell this nourishing and non-toxic DIY cuticle oil. It is that good. Made with natural and homemade ingredients, the recipe is simple and works. You can prepare it in a matter of minutes. And your cuticles and nails will thank you for it.
5. Cuticle Treatment For Brittle Nails
Our nails are a reflection of our health. When your nails are brittle, they can break. And there goes your expensive manicure. So, what can you do?
Well, we have a solution with just three ingredients. And you probably have them at home. You need lemon juice, olive oil, and castor oil. Mix them together and apply two times per day for brittle nails. You can store the remedy but no more than one week.
6. Grapefruit Cuticle Oil
Your skin feels the effects of the harsh winter season. When the weather is dry, your skin cracks. And that goes for your cuticles as well. Hands suffer the most from lack of moisture in the air. Well, it is time to do something about it. We recommend a simple DIY cuticle oil with just three natural ingredients. Apply it to nourish and repair the skin around the nails.
7. Cuticle Oil With Argan Marula
We get it, you can always buy some cuticle oil. But the price will shock you. That much for a teeny bottle? You can do better.
Cuticle oil provides moisture for your nails. So, any plant oil will do the trick. But we have a potent solution that will soften your nails.
8. Grapeseed and Geranium Cuticle Oil
The best way to use this oil is with a roller bottle. That will make it easier for you to apply. The bottle will be perfect and handy to keep around.
The ingredients include grapeseed oil, vitamin E oil, and jojoba oil. Grapeseed oil helps penetrate deep into the skin and nourishes it from within. Vitami E oil is a powerful antioxidant and protects the skin. And of course, jojoba oil is a powerful moisturizer.
9. Eucalyptus Cuticle Oil
When your cuticles are reddened and split, it is time to take action. You do not want unsightly hangnails, right? Well, this remedy will help you. Hangnails are unattractive and painful.
And unlike most products, this homemade oil contains only natural ingredients. It helps soothe the skin. You can use it without worrying about chemicals and other irritating and harmful chemicals.
10. Shea Butter Cuticle Cream
There are two things we love about this remedy. For starters, it is one of the simplest Shea butter recipes out there. And the other thing is versatility. This is not only a cuticle remedy. You can use the salve as hand lotion, vapor rub, scalp treatment for dandruff, and much more.
When the winter hits, and your hands are dry, this will be the best thing you can apply. You can make the remedy in just five minutes.
11. Coconut Oil Cuticle Oil
Dryness is a common cause for nail breakage and peeling. So, what can you do? Add moisture. Coconut oil is one of the simplest, yet effective moisturizers you can find. Apply regularly to keep the nail plate stronger and the nails healthy. Rub coconut oil on each nail for 10 to 15 seconds. Sounds simple enough for you?
12. All Natural Cuticle Oil
If you apply manicure regularly, your nails need care. Manicure dries out the cuticles. But the acetone you apply to remove gel polish dries them even more. So, after removing manicure, you need something to combat the dryness and keep the nails healthy.
13. Gotu Kola Neem Infused Cuticle Salve With Macadamia Nut Oil
This herbal mixture is extra moisturizing and therapeutic for your skin. Salves are easy to make. And you can formulate them however you like. For now, follow the recipe. And later on, when you master it, you can make your own mix. All you need is to infuse carrier oils with herbs.
14. Cuticle Oil For Cracked Cuticles
Even if you use creams and lotions for your hands daily, your cuticles will get dry during the winter. It is simple, the air is dry, and there is little to no moisture. So, when you are stuck with dry and cracked nails, we have a DIY oil for you.
Use it to soothe and moisturize your nails. We recommend applying it before going to bed. It will keep your nail bed healthy and strong.
15. Cuticle Healing Balm
Here is another Shea butter remedy for your nails. It is a great way to treat dry and damaged skin around your fingers. Peeling skin might feel like never fully healed. Well, this cuticle balm will solve that problem. You need some Shea butter, sweet almond oil, ginger powder, and essential oils for scent.
16. Myrrh Cuticle Oil
This oil will help you keep your cuticles healthy. But most importantly, you can grow strong and gorgeous nails with the restorative and soothing oil. And most importantly, it is non-toxic.
17. Argan Oil Cuticle Cream
We finish off with an Argan oil. It is an ingredient in many over the counter products. But these commercial creams might contain synthetic and harsh chemicals. The natural remedy, on the other hand, doesn’t contain any toxins and chemicals.
There you have it, a couple of ideas for protecting your cuticles. Feel free to send us your favorite. We will share it, of course.