Cuticle pickers, listen up! Your cuticles are your friends, and if you don't take care of them, they'll start to look a little… rough. It's time to end the habit of picking your cuticles for good.
You're sitting on a chair, or in a meeting, or maybe just wandering around your apartment. And suddenly you notice that you're picking at your cuticles—again. What is it about those dang little things? They seem to call out to us and say "pick me!" Maybe it's because they're right there, right below our fingertips, and within easy reach. Or maybe it's because we subconsciously or unconsciously associate them with stress and anxiety—and so when we feel stressed or anxious, we automatically start picking at our cuticles. Keep reading, you might find the perfect solution for you.
Consult A Dermatologist
When you start compulsively picking at your cuticles, tiny cracks or misaligned nail beds can appear or it could be an indication of a skin infection or allergy. Consult with a dermatologist who can help you determine the cause and how you can stop picking on them so much. Chances are there's an underlying medical condition that needs professional treatment. But even if there isn’t, there are ways to stop yourself from doing it—and trust us: once you do, your future self will thank you.
Stop Picking, and Start Painting
Get a fresh manicure for your nails. When your cuticles are perfectly shaped and groomed, you’re less likely to pick them. Investing in a manicure every month can save you from having to worry about your cuticles, or if you’re on a tight budget, you can always do a self-manicure at home. Our Muslim Beauty Warriors, don’t despair! Breathable nail polishes are available in the market that will allow you to perform your ablution and prayers without having to worry about ruining your manicure. Breathable nail polishes are water and air permeable, which most nail polishes do not offer. Malaysian cosmetic brand SO.LEK, has a line of HALAL nail polishes called "Kilat" with a wide range of colours that you may consider adding to your skincare shelf!
Natural remedies or DIY
If you're looking for a natural remedy for your cuticles, look no further than your kitchen. What is one of the best DIY or home remedies for cuticles, you ask? The answer might surprise you: olive oil and coconut oil. This DIY remedy is cheap, accessible, and customisable to the needs of your nail. If you’re not into oils...why not consider a warm oat bath? Another easy way to treat dry cuticles is by soaking them in warm water mixed with blended oats. This will soften up your cuticles and help them look less flakey.
If you're thinking: "I don't have time to DIY my cuticle oil." Guess what, we have a solution for that babyyy!
Oat Mighty Cuticle Oil Pen by Handmade Heroes
Skip all the hassle and DIYs and give your cuticles a mighty boost with our Oat Mighty Cuticle Oil. It comes with an ultra-fine brush tip that allows you to gently brush cuticle oil on each nail. Our cuticle oil pen is portable (pocket-sized that can fit in your purse or bag - now your lipstick has a twin), and has an easy-to-use cap that keeps the brush clean and ready for action.
The powerful combination of good ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal, Vitamin E, and jojoba oil penetrates deep into the skin with each use and will make your nails shine like the moon in the night sky.
The cuticles are the unsung heroes of your hands. It's time to give them a little love and attention because they deserve it!
So, have you figured out which is the best solution for your cuticles?
No matter what, you should always take care and treat yourself with kindness. Take the time to pamper and look after your nails like a real Beauty Warrior! xoxo
Words by Ed Tasha