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Your cuticles are that clear skin that grows onto the surface of your nail plate. We like to gently push our cuticles back and buff them away. This helps us have a clean and neat polish line, and it helps our manis last a really long time.

We believe that you should not cut your own cuticles at home unless you are a licensed professional or with one. Cutting your own cuticles can lead to injury and infection.

Staying consistent with pushing back your cuticles and buffing them helps train them over time to lie flat. Weekly manicures will ensure your cuticles are almost a non-factor.

Cutting your cuticles causes your cuticles to come back each time. We love our cuticle training method! Stick with it— for most it takes a few weeks/months, but we think it's worth it.

To care for your cuticles:

Take your thumbnail and gently push your cuticles back. We don't recommend using metal tools as you can hurt yourself.

If your cuticles need a little extra help, you can soften them using our Cuticle Remover from our Pedi System.

After pushing your cuticles back, use the buffer to buff away the dead skin that has accumulated at the base of your nail. The buffer works as an eraser to make cuticles disappear, no cutting required. Be careful not to over buff.

If you have any hangnails, you can use your nail clipper to clip them away. If you have to pull or tug on the skin to cut it, it's not ready.

For tough skin that tends to appear at the top corners of your nails, you can use your nail file to gently file the skin and smooth it down.

The #1 secret to happy cuticles is to keep them hydrated - so remember to use Cuticle Serum at least 2-3x a day.

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