It's only in the last few months that I've really started looking after my cuticles. And I mean really looking after them, not just relying on hand cream and hoping that it keeps them moisturised too!
Part 1 of my routine is daily care. I work in an office so am sat at a computer for most of the day. This gives me the perfect opportunity to quickly rub the cream over my cuticles and let it soak in for a few minutes. The cream is not messy at all so I can still work away whilst all the goodness is happening before massaging it in and removing any residue. In the pictures above I have shown my portioning 'technique' (1 nail full of product) which does both hands so this tiny tub has lasted ages!!
You may wonder why I'm going into so much detail over a simple cream but this is such a relaxing 5 minutes of my day and leaves my hands (which can get dried out sitting under air conditioning) feeling soft and smelling great. I've also noticed a strengthening of my nails themselves and a lot less flaking.
Fun Nail Fact: Did you know that you can use almost any kind of extract oil to moisturise your cuticles? Nuts & Fruits such as Almond & Apricot are popular but you can even use olive oil! it's also great for use with Acrylics helping them adhere to the nail and preventing lifting.
So that's step 1 of my routine, stay tuned for step 2: Weekly care!