Olive oil for nail cuticles
What are nail cuticles? Why do nails have cuticles?
Cuticles are the parts of the skin that surround the nails. The cuticles act as a sheath that protects the nail and prevents germs from penetrating between the nail and the skin, which would cause serious infections.
Importance of caring for the nail cuticles
It is important to keep nail cuticles in good condition, not only because nails with unkempt cuticles are an aesthetic problem, but because nail health depends largely on healthy cuticles.
Nails with sloppy cuticles show symptoms such as overgrown cuticles that partially cover the nails and make them ugly. For example, cuticles torn or lifted by rubbing against objects or by activities that directly affect the nails, such as detergents, dust; cuticles too dry due to lack of hydration; cuticles hardened by improper thickening, etc.
How to care for nail cuticles?
In principle, it is necessary to provide them with adequate nutrients both internally with the necessary food (See diet for nails in the list below), and externally, with the hydration they require.
Externally, the use of massage oils will provide the softness and hydration that the cuticles need. Some oils such as almond oil, jojoba oil or even olive oil are especially interesting.
Once internally and externally fed, the cuticles must be kept in the proper shape, size and thickness. To do this, we will use the appropriate tools that can be purchased in cosmetic stores and that are used to remove or cut the cuticles.
It is advisable not to use scissors, toothpicks and other objects to manipulate the cuticles. The use of a nail bag with the corresponding tools is necessary to keep our cuticles healthy.
Olive oil to strengthen nail cuticles
Olive oil can be used to remedy nail problems. The application of olive oil on the nails nourishes them and provides more vigor, softness and strength to the nail cuticles, avoiding problems such as weak cuticles.
Among the main applications we have the following:
Olive oil and lemon baths to strengthen cuticles
* Other applications of olive oil for nails
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21 April, 2021