Many of you work at a computer all day. You look down and BAM a huge hang nail! What do you do? Now, we know some of you will say “I just pull it off”. Others will say “I just chew it off” and then of course the answer we want to hear is; “I pull out my nippers and clip only the skin that is hanging off then I apply my cuticle oil “.
Wait what’s that, you don’t have any cuticle oil? For those of you who have received nail services at a professional nail salon know it’s all about the cuticle oil. Using your oil regularly extends the life of any manicure. It will also prevent those hang nails that we know you just chewed off. We can’t tell you how many clients have come in and after repeated pestering to ‘use your oil’ finally listened to our advice and have done it. What we hear is “wow that oil stuff really works!” To which our response is, “you don’t say! Wink, wink.” Kidding aside adding cuticle oil to your daily routine is not too difficult. Here are a few ways you can make sure you apply regularly:
#1 Keep it at your desk. Every time you get up to use the restroom and have washed your hands just add a few dabs to your nails and rub them in. Think of it as lotion for your nails. No, lotion is not good enough to condition your cuticle and nail plate. Lotion simply sits on the top and never really absorbs as well as cuticle oil.
#2 Keep a bottle of oil in your car. We like to keep ours in the driver side door. Apply a quick dab at stop lights and rub it in. It’s a fun game to see if you can beat the light!
#3 Keep a bottle by your bed. When turning in for the night, apply before you hit the pillow. This should be done every night since it will have the most time to be absorbed without being washed off.
#4 Buy multiple mini bottles and keep them in your purse, around the house, or where ever you find yourself regularly. Buy a full size bottle and keep refilling you mini’s.
Lastly, you can’t over dose on cuticle oil. Use it frequently and you will see the results for yourself.
At Clean Slate Skin. Hair. Nails we currently offer the best cuticle oils on the market. CND’s Solar Oil and Dazzle Dry’s Nail and Cuticle Oil. Solar oil has sweet almond and jojoba oil for hydration and rice bran oil to shrink cuticles and is a salon staple. Recently we have discovered Dazzle Dry’s Nail & Cuticle Oil. This stuff is amazing! It is all essential oils clearly listed on the label. You know exactly what every ingredient is and absorbs very quickly. So next time you are in for any services give either oil a try. We will be happy to share. If you like it, then pick up a bottle or two. They make great stocking stuffers… yes we went there, the holidays are right around the corner people, get on it!
P.S. We offer free shipping on orders over $60 so if you’ve moved or just can’t make it in, give us a call at 619.280.9299.