7 Tips for Beautiful Nails
Leave Your Cuticles Alone
It’s especially important not to cut your cuticles, which leaves you at risk for bacterial and fungal infections, but even pushing them back before a manicure can cause damage. Cuticles do have a purpose, after all; they bridge the gap between skin and the nail plate, creating a waterproof barrier that keeps germs out of the nail bed. The only reason cuticle cutting and pushing is popular at all is that a shorter cuticle makes the nail itself seem longer. Not exactly worth it.