How to Clean Cuticles at Home? Here Are 6 Safe Tips From Nail Experts!

by Radost P.

Which are the best and pain-free DIY methods to remove your cuticles at home? How to make your manicure look better and feel smoother?

How to Clean My Own Cuticles? No Worries, These 6 Methods Don’t Hurt, According to Specialists!

how to remove cuticles at home naturally

While it is easier to ask someone else to remove your cuticles, sometimes you may have to do it on your own. Here are the safest methods that the experts suggest!

Baking Soda & Honey Approach

baking soda and honey


Except for the various other purposes, baking soda can act as a natural exfoliant that softens the cuticles and so it’s easier to clean them. While you can definitely use this product on its own, it is better to add a moisturizer – honey. Make a paste of a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of honey. Apply some of it onto the cuticles and leave it for about a minute. Shape your cuticles with a cuticle remover. 

Use Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar solution

Since vinegar contains acetic acid, it can also weaken the cuticle skin, which makes it easier for you to remove the cuticles. Just soak them in apple cider vinegar for about 40 seconds and apply oil before shaping them. 

Read also: Why should you use cuticle oil in the summer? 

Use a Cuticle Remover

use cuticle remover tool

As you know, there are various different types of cuticle removers, so it is wise to choose one that contains a moisturizer or exfoliant. Otherwise, the product might be too harsh on your nails and skin, and we definitely don’t recommend that. 

Oil & Lemon Method

lemon and oil make cuticles easier to remove

Similarly to the above-mentioned methods – baking soda and apple cider vinegar, using lemon on your cuticles can weaken their skin cells. Put your nails into a lemon and apply oil before using the cuticle pusher. 

Combine Soap, Water, and Oil

combine soap water and oil

The first step is to wash your cuticles with soap and warm water. Then, apply a few drops of oil and use the cuticle pusher to neaten up the cuticles. Scrub the nails with a washing sponge or a nail brush. 

How to Clean Cuticles at Home With Exfoliant

exfoliator for cuticles

Exfoliants successfully remove dead skin cells, so you could use them for your cuticles too. Apply some amount and let it stay for about a minute. Then, repeat the same steps as the ones for the previously mentioned methods. 

Read also: Top 5 essential oils for nail growth and a recipe for DIY serum!

Include a Hydrating Serum into Your Daily Routine

serum for cuticles

The best tip is to regularly take care of your cuticles by keeping them hydrated enough. The reason being is that dryness is the main cause of damage and your goal should be to enhance the healthy nail growth process. 

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