How to know if you need a cuticle remover
Using a cuticle remover is a personal choice when it comes to nail care. You have to decide whether you need it or not, it's all up to you. In general, cuticle remover is best for people who are not comfortable with or don't know how to cut their cuticles.
In nail care, whenever you use the words 'cutting cuticles' most people will get anxious because they are not familiar with what you can cut and what you cannot cut. In order to know which ones you can cut and which ones you can't, you need to know what is a true cuticle. If you are not comfortable with that, you'd better start with cuticle remover.
However, whether you need using cuticle remover or not depends on your cuticles. You might have some fingers that are completely fine which may not need any upkeep. On the other hand, you might have some cuticles which are difficult to handle on your certain fingers.
The skin around some nails can be really thick, tough, and overgrown and they stay that way no matter how much you moisturize them. In those cases, using a cuticle remover is a better option for taking care of them.
How To Apply The Cuticle Remover
First thing you can do before applying the cuticle remover is soaking your fingers in hot water for a few mninutes. After you're done with soaking your fingers, put some cuticle remover on your finger and apply it on the cuticle area. If the cuticle remover you are using is liquid, you might want to use a small brush while you are doing that.
You can apply the cuticle remover on both polished and non-polished nails. After applying the cuticle remover on the cuticle area, you'll notice that your cuticles are now softened and you can remove and push back most of them just by rubbing the cuticle area. When you are done with removing any excess skin on your nails, don't forget to wash your hands until all the chemical is removed from your skin.
If you still need to cut some tough cuticles after applying the cuticle remover, you may do so by checking out our post on how to use cuticle nippers.