Cracking Cuticles

TLC for your Cuticles

TLC for your Cuticles

I usually don’t pay much attention to my cuticles until one decides to hang out on the side. Then I won’t leave it alone—picking and pulling until it tears off. I know I should just go and get the clippers, but my limbic brain sees no reason. Of course, there is a very good reason (this coming from my cognitive side) and that is to avoid infection. In fact, this is the exact purpose of your cuticles. Cuticles create a seal between your skin and nails, shielding you from any invasion by bacteria. They also help protect the new keratin cells of your fingernails until they grow and harden.

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