Care for 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.