This would be fine if I wasn't predisposed to having terrible, icky cracked cuticles and super dry hands.
|How disgusting are my cuticles and nails!|
It wasn't just superficial. My cuticles would really hurt when they cracked or ripped apart. And they would just do that, frequently, and become infected as well. How inconsiderate of them!
About four months ago, I decided to do this challenge.The aim was to apply hand cream every day, twice a day until they got better. I would also reapply in the middle of the day if my hands felt dry.
It took a good three months before I finally saw some results.
|Same hand, cuticles are definitely healing, still a bit of peeling cuticles|
Four months progress. My cuticles have healed and my nails look healthier.
|No more peeling cuticles|
Lesson learnt. Like it or not, I need my hand cream. Now that I'm used to it, I don't feel uncomfortable with it on, instead I feel dry and uncomfortable with no handcream on.
What products did I use?
Just the Garnier Intensive 7 Day Hand Cream (Shea Butter) and the Nivea Pure & Natural hand cream.
If you have problems with cracked cuticles, try this challenge. It may take awhile to work, but the results are worth the wait.