5 Home Remedies to Prevent Nail Problems

Care for Your Cuticles
Avoid cutting your cuticles.
Avoid cutting your cuticles.

Care for your cuticles but don't cut them with a mechanical instrument, which breaks down the cuticle's natural protection from bacteria and moisture. Avoid using so-called orange sticks, too. Instead, soak cuticles, then gently push them back with a moist towel. For a natural alternative, clean your nails and soften cuticles by scrubbing them with a nailbrush dipped in baking soda.

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