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