Taking good care of your cuticles really makes a difference! Check this out:
My boyfriend is a chronic nail biter and fiddles with his hangnails a lot and uses all sorts of unorthodox methods to get rid of them. Sometimes, I help him to do it properly. The first image was his left hand, before and after I got my cuticle softener, cuticle pusher and cuticle nippers out and got to work on him. His right hand also looks better now!
When I first started on my course at Pink Room, I didn’t really dare to trim cuticles too closely, especially for those doing a classic manicure for the first time, as their cuticles would be more stubborn and overgrown and I didn’t want to cut too much in case it resulted in bleeding. Now, with more experience, I find it easier to do a more thorough clean-up of the cuticles… and I still have not cut anyone yet! 😛 That is every nail tech’s nightmare and I never want it to happen to me!