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Information About Cuticle Cream

Rutuja Jathar
Cuticle cream is a vital part of nail care to ensure our nails remain healthy. The information unfolds about a cuticle, effects of cuticle cream, its ingredients and its popular brands.
The human cuticle is a layer of dead skin cells, which seals the nails. It plays a vital role in protecting and maintaining healthy nails. The process of the nail matrix formation takes place under this thin layer of skin.
Cuticles protect the nails from various fungal and bacterial infections. Despite their huge role in the process of nail care, they are barely considered to be  important for the body. To ensure utmost fingernail health, we need to take proper care of our cuticles.
Nails are often ignored during daily skin care routines. As they are not properly looked after, they turn dry and tear apart easily. They become malnourished and make a negative impact on the appearance affecting the fingernail leading to nail fungus and problems like brittle nails. To avoid these, always keep the cuticles moisturized by applying cream.

Cuticle Cream

Cuticle cream is different than the hand creams and moisturizers. It benefits the torn and broken cuticles and helps them get back in their natural form.
This cream is crucial for the fingernail health and overall health of the person. A torn cuticle leads to varied types of fungus and bacteria. Such creams are explicitly made using the best skin care products to moisturize the cuticles and nails containing essential vegetable oils and fruit extracts for healthy cuticles.
The cream also consists of healthy skin nourishing vitamins like vitamin E and C. They act as a natural protective shield for any external damage to the cuticles. Other chemicals used are formulations like petrolatum, mineral oil, SD Alcohol 39-C, methylparaben, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, sorbic acid, 3-Diol, propylene glycol, and dehydroacetic Acid.
These chemicals are combined with some natural skin care products like lanolin, beeswax, honey, almond oil, chamomile oil, calendula oil, olive oil, and some of the essential herbs like lavender, sage, thyme, green tea, rose hips, burdock, and herbs of hopes, etc.

Some Popular Brands

Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Mavala Cuticle Cream, Carmichael's Cuticle Cream, Nail & Cuticle Cream by Herbal Choice, Clinique Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream, Revlon Professional Cuticle Massage Night Cream, Hoof cuticle cream, etc.

Homemade Cream

Those of you who don't want to buy them off the market shelves, can always make one at home. There are a few simple recipes that you can try at home and make your own cream within a few minutes.

Honey and Lemon Juice:

Mix together 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey and soak your fingers in it for 15 minutes. Rinse them off with cold water and pat them dry!

Lanolin and China Clay:

Mix together 2 tablespoons of China clay and 3 teaspoons of lanolin. Apply this paste on the cuticles, before going to sleep. Do not wash it immediately, instead, leave it on overnight. Wash it off the next morning.

Glycerin and Petroleum Jelly:

Mix together 2 teaspoons of petroleum jelly and ½ teaspoon of glycerin. Apply this mixture on the cuticles, before going to sleep. Do not wash it immediately.

All you need to do is to find a good oil like olive oil or almond oil and apply it on your clean hands! Essential oils work great as a cuticle cream.
You may take additional precautions like getting regular manicures and pedicures, at least once a month! Have a balanced diet and drink plenty of water, so that the cuticles get adequate nourishment from within.