cutting cuticles

Is it healthy to cut your nail cuticles at a nail salon?

Why does the nail lady insist on snipping away at our nail cuticles?

The only benefit of cuticle trimming is cosmetic.

It gives off a cleaner, more polished look to the hands.

Is it bad to cut your cuticles?

Having our cuticles trimmed regularly causes them to grow back faster…

This gets us coming back more often – and that is more money out of our pocket.

(Now you know why cuticle cutting is pushed aggressively.)

Cuticles have a purpose…

Nail cuticles protect the nail bed from dirt and harmful bacteria.

When infection occurs around the base of the nail (called a paronychia), it is ugly.

Even worse, it is painful.

Many people report getting bloody cuticles after having a manicure.

But they are too embarrassed to complain.

A bloody cuticle cut is a surefire sign of an inexperienced “beauty therapist.”

Even worse, some nail salons use trimming tools that have not been sterilized.

Time pressures (such as late appointments and time-rushed clients) is a toxic recipe…

And the tools do not get properly cleaned (even at the most expensive salons). This ups the odds of getting an infection.

For those with extremely dried out cuticles, many rave about Burts Bees Cuticle Cream. It is not cheap, but I understand it is awesome.

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