Cracked and tearing cuticles can be caused by several things. First it can be caused by improper diets. Next they can be caused by dehydrated hands. Finally it can be caused by being too aggressive with the cuticle pusher. To repair the damage caused to your cuticles by tears and rips you can follow these tips.
1 Proper Diet
To prevent damage to your cuticles caused by unhealthy nails you will want to make a few adjustments to your diet. First of all you will want to reduce the amount of alcohol, sugar, and saturated fats you have in your diet. Next you will want to add Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Calcium, Zinc, and lean protein to your diet. All of these nutrients will help to improve the health of your nails, and the health of your cuticles.
2 Use Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil is a great product to use to repair cracked cuticles. Simple rub the oil into your cuticles and fingertips. This will help to re-hydrate your cuticles and smooth the cracks in your cuticles.
3 Shea Butter Cream
Shea Butter cream is another great natural product that you can use to smooth out and repair the cracks in your cuticles. Shea butter can be found in a number of products including hand creams, balms, and body butters. You can also buy it in its pure form at local hobby stores and health food stores.
4 Night Gloves
If you have naturally dry hands and nails then you may want to try a nightly therapy. Start by cleaning and moisturizing your hands, nails, and cuticles. Then you will want to slip on a pair of 100 percent cotton gloves. The gloves will help to keep your hands from drying out over night, and they will also help to heat up the moisturizer on your hands by trapping your body heat.
5 Cuticle Moisturizer
Another product that you can use to treat cracked cuticles is cuticle moisturizer. Solar Oil is one cuticle moisturizer that is available. It is manufactured by Creative Nail Designs. It contains Vitamin E, Sweet Almond Oil, and Jojoba. Use this product to moisturize your cuticles, nails, heels, and elbows. It is a great overall moisturizer for rough skin.
6 Neem Nail Balm
Neem Nail Balm is another product that you can use to treat cracked cuticles. It contains organic Neem oil, plant butters, honey, and beeswax. To use this product you will want to start by cleaning your cuticles and hands. Then massage the product into your hands, nails, and cuticles. Then, while the cuticles are still moistened from the Neem Nail Balm use a cuticle pusher to push back the cracked cuticle.