How to Eliminate Cuticles

After learning everything there was to know about the anatomy of the nails, we continue our journey discovering how to effectively remove the hated cuticles!


The cuticles, commonly called “cuticle”, are subtle thickening of the skin on the root of the nail. Sometimes they can grow at the base of the nail surface making last less enamel and making, in many cases, decidedly aesthetic anti our fingers. If not duly eliminated, cuticles can also create unpleasant and painful wounds, which could give rise to important infections.

Let’s find out together how to remove properly the hated cuticles!


We see all the steps to follow to eliminate the most of our cuticles.


The first critical step is to remove thoroughly all traces of nail polish from the nails. Then roll out on them a specific oil for cuticles (in the absence you can also use a hand cream but is less suitable), massaging thoroughly: this treatment will soften more cuticles, making them easier to eliminate them.


Now, with one in orange stick (easily available in all the perfumeries) push cuticles towards the hand, shaping them up to make them less visible. We recommend that you never cut them, nor with the clippers either with scissors, so that grow more resistant and tenacious than before! Inthe market there is also a special tool to cut the cuticles, commonly called “cut cuticles” that we do not recommend to use.

The beauticians proceed to cut the cuticles only in special situations when the excess skin isreally filling and you could not do otherwise. In these cases we opt for complete removal but the procedure is not repeated for subsequent manicure: the advice is to start from that moment, each carefully cuticles.


Then fill a bowl with dell ‘warm water, adding a tablespoon almond oil (or olive oil) and the juice of half lemon . The latter, is a great “Grandma” remedy to whiten stained nails and also to make them stronger: it is more effective than you might think!
Dip into the bowl with water, oil and lemon the tips of fingers for 5-6 minutes, leaving soften cuticles. To complete the treatment, using a brush with short bristles, degreased oil from the nails and dry them with a soft cloth.


L ‘cuticle oil is a substance that provides hydration and nourishment to the skin and nail. Can be composed of one or more types of oils: most frequent ones are jojoba oil and castor oil, but many times you can also find those d ‘ olive and almond: often found in combination with each possovo them and come accompanied by essential oils, vitamins and minerals that help nail growth.

Why is it useful? The oil is used to moisturize and soften the cuticles and also acts on the whole area surrounding the nail. It prevents skin from drying out and you create small nicks or dehydrated areas.

The oil for the cuticles, to have effect, it must be used with great constancy, applying it to the base of the nail, right on the cuticular, for then to be massaged well on every single nail. This operation must be repeated after each manicure: at long soaps and detergents, or you often wash your hands, it is extremely recommended the oil application to the cuticles every night before going to bed or even several times a day, if cuticles are particularly dry.
These nail care products can be found easily on the market, even in large chains of perfumeries, but can also be produced at home, such as oil for cuticles DIY created by our Anna.


The scioglicuticole are products that contain potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide and wetting agents: These agents allow the gentle removal of cuticle adherent to the nail plate without causing mechanical trauma potential cutting or rubbing with the file.

The scioglicuticole is applied for 5-10 minutes on the cuticle and easily softens the fabric adhering to the foil. However, you can run the risks to health of the nail, such as’ excessive softening of the nail plate or removal of tissue excess. Another potential consequence is the emergence of bacterial infections such as paronychia (redness and swelling dell’eponichio on the side walls), according to the text of the Cosmetic Dermatology Products & Procedures Zoe Diana Draelos.

Hopefully this guide has been helpful on how to remove the cuticles of the best and how to cure them to have a manicure always perfect.