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12 Best Cuticle Oils to Heal and Hydrate Dry, Cracked Nails and Skin

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As you’re slathering your dry, cracked skin in tons of moisturizer this fall and winter, don’t forget to give your cuticles extra love, too. You know, that finicky layer of skin located right at the border of your nail bed.

Constantly washing your hands (particularly with hot water), using hand sanitizer often, certain skin conditions (like eczema or psoriasis), never giving your nails a break from polish, biting your nails and the skin around them, and even nutritional gaps can cause brittle nails and cracked cuticles, says Michelle Farber, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in Philadelphia.

“Treating your hands harshly—like repeated wetting or any jobs that where your hands are in water a bit more—can often contribute to the cuticle cracking as well,” Dr. Farber explains.

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Source : Prevention – 12 Best Cuticle Oils to Heal and Hydrate Dry, Cracked Nails and Skin Edited By, Alisa Hrustic

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