A leathery roller that protects the lower part of the nail plate can cause a lot of problems in the cold season. From insufficient moisture and excessive irritation (chemistry, temperature differences, mechanical trauma, infections), the cuticle becomes a rough and rough breeding ground for burrs. Together with Ekaterina Menshikova, the manicure master of the Wax & Go salon on Bolshaya Dmitrovka, we are looking for ways and means that will correct the stalemate.
The type of manicure greatly affects how the cuticle feels over time. A trim manicure quickly loses its appearance, “dries up” literally on the second or third day and begins to cause a lot of problems in the form of flaky cuticles and burrs. When there is such an opportunity, it is better to abandon it in favor of an unedged manicure: it is painless, safer, and the aesthetic effect lasts up to two weeks.
A problematic cuticle with a large amount may indicate that somewhere in the body there is an inflammatory process in the body.
A manicure will not provide the perfect appearance of the nails and periungual wells between visits to the salon (even when it is -7 days), if it is not maintained with care products. What should be in the arsenal? Moisturizer (apply to hands every time after washing and any contact with water), nourishing (apply at night) and protective (apply half an hour before going outside).
Hand cream Orange Sanguine, Atelier Cologne
Cuticle oil is a must have for winter. It not only helps to maintain healthy skin by moisturizing and nourishing, but also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory (including antifungal) effects. During the cold period of hot batteries, we try to apply oil to the nails as often as possible (at least twice a day) and always at night. Everything is simple here: we drip a small drop on each nail and rub it into the cuticle, lateral ridges and the nail plate with a light quick massage. By the way, there will also be a pencil for the care of the cuticle, which fits perfectly even in the smallest handbag, does not get dirty and does not leave greasy marks (with a minus - the applicator, as a rule, quickly loses its appearance - you can put up with it).
Nail and cuticle oil, nailLOOK
The average cuticle growth time is 7-10 days, but it can be extended. Products that slow the growth of nails and also make the cuticle thinner and softer will help - they are often labeled as Cuticle Remover. The form of release can be any - in the form of a gel, cream or oil, and the composition of the funds usually includes fruit acids, aloe extract, vitamins A and E, almond oil. The rule of regularity is very important here: it is advisable to use cuticle growth inhibitors every day - a single application will not in any way affect the rate of appearance of the skin on the nail plate.
We do not urge you to arrange a manicure room at home, but we strongly advise you to have a set of accessories necessary for caring for the cuticle. We are talking about a file with an abrasive 180 grit (with its help you can - and should - remove the side rollers), a sanding file-sponge (allows you to grind the cuticle area, thereby refreshing the manicure) and forceps (it is better not to abuse them with or without, but use only for gentle deburring).
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
No matter how trite it sounds. The minimum program is to drink enough water so that the nails receive moisture also naturally, and do not forget about a balanced diet that will provide them with a sufficient amount of vitamins. And in cold weather, barrier protection comes to the fore, so forgetting to wear gloves and mittens on the street is strictly prohibited.
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