Monday, March 18, 2013

How to Handle a Hangnail

A hangnail is that hard dry piece of skin that sticks out at the side of your nail. They occur when the skin gets dry from the environment or too much contact with water, paper,
chemicals or other drying substances.

Don't pull it! Don't bite it! If your do, you can leave a nasty opening in the skin that can easily get infected. Use cuticle nippers to trim it off or wrap a bandaid around it until you can get to your nail technician to have it trimmed off. 

Help prevent hangnails by applying a little cuticle oil and a good moisturizer several times a day to help keep the skin moist. Wear gloves when cleaning to protect the skin from water and cleaning products. Wear gloves when it's cold outside.

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