C U T I C L E P R O B L E M S
Cuticles serve as barriers to protect nails from infection. Many women insist on trimming the cuticle away from the curve of the nail. This can lead to trouble, including bleeding and swelling.
There are better alternatives for cuticle care. Soften cuticles in warm, sudsy water for several minutes. This prevents drying and cracking. After soaking, rub them with petroleum jelly. Keeping cuticles soft is the key to keeping them healthy.