This is a regular nail care technique that could be causing more harm than good.
Before getting a manicure, whether you go to the salon or you DIY it, it is important to know that removing the cuticles might not be as good as it may seem.
You should be avoiding this common nail care technique
I have to admit that I have never been really fond of removing my cuticles, first of all, sometimes it hurts, and I didn't think it was as necessary as the nail technician seems to believe. In fact, cuticle trimming is a normalized practice in most nail salons but what you don't know is that it could cause lots of damage.
What could be the dangers of trimming the cuticles
In some cases, it is possible to get warts, infections, or even a dent in the nail that lasts. On the other hand, while some professionals cut the cuticles with a salinized tool, others choose to push the cuticle with a rounded tool.
Dermatologists recommend pushing the cuticle instead of peeling or completely removing them for aesthetic reasons. Your cuticles have a purpose, they rim the case of the nail bet to create a barrier and prevent bacteria from entering, if you remove them, you are more susceptible to getting infections even if the cuticle trimmer is sanitized.
The bottom line
Instead of completely removing the cuticles, use cuticle oil to keep the area soft, wear gloves if you are going to soak your cuticles, and moisturize your hands regularly.