Cuticles: should they be cut or pushed back?

The cuticle is a very thin layer of skin that is around the nail and covers the nail matrix. Its role is to ensure the protection of the nail matrix. How should we take care of the cuticle? In this blog, your nail supply specialist Maryton will give you answers.

The cuticle forms a natural barrier between the root of the nail and the various external aggressions it may experience. It protects against bacteria and viruses, thus preventing infection. It is therefore important to take care of your cuticles.

Pointy & Oblique Mani and Pedi Orange Wood Stick Cuticle Pusher Tool
Pointy & Oblique Mani and Pedi Orange Wood Stick Cuticle Pusher Tool

As a nail professional, even though this is an essential step in any good self-respecting manicure, cutting, trimming or tearing the cuticles would actually be a very bad idea. Sometimes the cuticles can be unsightly, so it is possible to push them back very gently.

In order to push the cuticle back, it is necessary to have suitable tools such as a cuticle pusher. Made of wood or metal, the cuticle pusher is a stick that allows, as its name suggests, to push back the small skins around the nail using its rounded tip.

OK! I believe you have know the cuticle should be pushed back rather than cut. Besides, I advise you to invest in a complete manicure kit to care for your cuticles!

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