What’s the best way to maintain nails at home? And is cuticle trimming really that bad?
During a time when getting dolled up and keeping up with all your beauty regimens is being put on the backburner due to the lack of places to go in the pandemic, Dr. Graf recommends that you at least fit home nail treatments into your schedule for the health of your nails.
“I like Orly’s Breathable Calcium Boost since it has vegan calcium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, and Argan Oil made to help nourish dry, damaged, and thin nails,” she says. “I would also recommend ISDIN Si-Nails nail serum as it’s been clinically studied and proven to help strengthen brittle nails by increasing thickness, density, and durability of the nail and cuticle with results in as little as 14 days.”
As for cuticle trimming, whether you’re trying to do it at home by yourself or thinking about agreeing to it at the salon, Dr. Graf says don’t.
“Cuticle trimming can introduce infection into the body as it breaks the barrier that’s protecting the skin in that area,” she says. “If you like the look of trimmed cuticles, try pushing them back instead to avoid potential infection.”
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