How to Stop Your Cuticle Skin from Peeling
Moisturizing Your Cuticles
Make a homemade cuticle cream.
If you have the time, you can make a really effective cuticle cream
at home using some hand cream and oils. Here’s how:
- In the microwave, warm up a bowl of 1/3 cup hand cream, a few glugs of olive oil (or grape seed oil, if you have it), and 3-4 drops of lavender oil (found in the health food store) to a temperature that is warm but not too hot to touch.
- Apply a generous amount to each fingernail and gently massage into the nail, cuticle and surrounding skin, spending a minute or two on each. The cream is extremely good for your hands (and feet!) and will keep your cuticles soft.
- You can keep and re-warm this homemade cream for up to 3 days in your fridge if you store it in a dark glass bottle.