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Do you push up your nail cuticles? What is the purpose?


Posted anonymously, 30th September 2015


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  • I don’t do anything to my nails or cuticles.


  • Massage with a little olive oil it do it after a shower as it’s easier. You’re supposed to do it so they don’t grow up and split, which hurts


  • yeah i thought that it was to enhance the shape of the nail too. i don’t do it though because it hurt a little.


  • It’s important, like other ladies have mentioned when they are soft it is easier. You can get hang nail, which can be painful if you don’t push your cuticles back or trim them. The main reason I have been trying to take care of trimming them lately is because I have had some very painful hang nails (that bit of skin around your nail that can come away and get sore).


  • I have a cuticle pusher, i use it when I have a bath to push the cuticles down.


  • Thank you for your comments


  • I think it meant to give the nails a good shape, but i dont have time to take care of my nails.


  • I do. When I’ve had a shower, I push them all back. If you leave them, they often split and can become quite sore


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