How to Get Rid of Hangnails

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  • Take a ripe avocado. Cut it into two halves. Scoop out the flesh of half an avocado and run it in a blender along with four tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply this avocado hand moisturizer on your hands and nails to moisturize dry skin and avoid hangnails.
  • Make a homemade cuticle softener by mixing two drops each of jojoba oil, eucalyptus oil, and a drop of tea tree oil in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Leave it on your cuticles for at least half an hour before washing it off.

Tips to Prevent Hangnails

  • The best way to prevent hangnails is to keep your nail beds moisturized. So, use a hand cream or cuticle oil two to three times in a day. Plus, you may snip off dead skin that is sticking out so that it does not grow longer.
  • Avoid nail biting.
  • Take a diet rich in calcium, iron, and vitamin B to promote nail strength. Moreover, drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body and skin hydrated.

Dos and Don’ts



tickDo trim your nails regularly and push the cuticles back with the help of a cuticle tool or an orange stick.crossDo not pick at your hangnails or bite them off as it can lead to additional skin tearing.
tickDo get regular manicures and pedicures.crossDo not trim the affected cuticle.
tickDo wear rubber gloves when going to work with water or detergent.crossDo not use acetone-based nail polish removers because they tend to dry out your hands and nails.
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