How to Trim Your Cuticles like a Pro

If you struggle with cuticles, using the right cuticle trimmer can make all the difference in how you groom your nails. Choosing a quality nail clipper can be confusing though since there are so many different options out there and they all do slightly different things. To help you find the best cuticle trimmer for your needs, we’ve created this step-by-step guide to trimming your cuticles like a pro. First, you’ll need to find the right tool for you…

How to Trim Your Cuticles like a Pro

Why trim your cuticles?

Cuticle trimmers are an important tool for shaping and trimming cuticles. They are meant for use on the actual cuticle, not on nails, so they should be used with caution. 

A common mistake is using nail clippers or scissors as a substitute for a proper cuticle nipper.

Why Trim cuticle

Types of Cuticle Trimmers

There are two types of cuticle trimmers: the pen-shaped cuticle cutter and the push-style cuticle nipper. The pen-shaped cutter is best for removing dead skin around your nails, while the push style is best for trimming your cuticles.

How To Use A Cuticle Cutter

Trimming your cuticles is not as easy as it sounds, but by following these steps you can do it like a pro. First, use the side of your cuticle nipper to gently push back the skin on either side of your nail. Then, use the cutting edge of your cutter and gently push down on one side of the nail until you feel resistance. Gently pull back and repeat for other nails. After you trim all 10 nails, make sure to apply hand lotion before going about your day.

What Should I Do After?

After trimming, the nails and cuticles should be washed with soap and water. If your skin is sensitive, you can use an alcohol-free hand sanitizer to cleanse the area. To moisturize your cuticles, apply hand cream or lotion. You can also use oil such as almond or olive oil on your hands every day.