What's the best way to prevent hangnails?
I always have awful hangnails. I take care of them regularly with a cuticle clipper, but does anyone know how to prevent them? I've heard it means my cuticles are dry, maybe from too much handwashing. So do I just need to apply more hand lotion? Thanks in advance!
I totally used to get them ALL the time! I started carrying around a mini lotion for my purse and haven't had one for ages, I can't even remember when the last one is!!
I also wash my hands a lot but randomly in the car or waiting in line or something I am now in the habit of putting a little lotion on my hands and fingers. It really does help!
Like the other poster said, I also do not trim the sides of my nails and if you do cut your cuticles then be sure to moisturize them appropriately.
If you are looking for a treatment for hangnails, consider cuticle oil such as vitamin E oil, it helps rehydrate and prevent future dry, cracked cuticles. Hydrate the skin around your nails either with a cuticle cream or oil will prevent dryness which is the main cause for hangnails.