Feeling space-y (please ignore bad cuticles, they’re sad today)
IWTL how to stop biting my lips, nails, and cuticles
Title is pretty self-explanatory. In the past I've tried with the disgusting nail polish, but I would just bite through it. I also tried snapping a rubber band I kept on my wrist when I bit my fingers/lips, but only ended up with red marks on my wrist so I had to stop. My fingers are a real mess, they just start bleeding randomly during the day and put me in embarrassing situations because sometimes people notice! Not to mention it's totally unhygienic! Also my lips are in bad shape. I also tend to crack my knuckles really frequently.
After years of biting and thin splitting and bending and dry cuticles, I've finally achieved l e n g t h. Yes I shamelessly modeled my nails on the cat, I felt his fur would bring out the color lmaoo reddit.com/gallery/n01hwz
Why are my cuticles trash if I've almost panned my cuticle cream
Not perfect but I love them 🌈 (don’t mind the dry) cuticles
Naked nails! They’ve grown quite a bit. They need a good shaping but I’ll do that later today 🤗 I oil my cuticles every night/morning with jojoba oil, use gloves when washing dishes, and don’t use my nails as tools! reddit.com/gallery/lwvt15
Me: ok I'm going to stop picking at my cuticles and biting my nails so I can get a professional gel manicure without fear of infection. Me 5m later: * tears off all the skin around my thumbnail
After biting my nails for 22 years theyre finally grown out and I havent bitten in months (except cuticles plus domt judge). Free from other self harm for a year!
About a month worth of progress!! Cuticles still need some work but I haven’t relapsed at all, feels awesome reddit.com/gallery/mqvk0n
I've been a life-long anxious picker, often biting my hands bloody so this is the nicest my hands have ever looked! My toes (2nd pic) need some work though. I still compulsively over-trim with nail clippers in an effort to make the cuticle look "neat" - any tips? reddit.com/gallery/msbapz
Friendly reminder to apply cuticle oil and hand cream right now! With all the extra washing comes the risk of extra breakage.
The heartbreak of COVID need not extend to your talons. May your spirits stay as strong as your nails.
Hey guys! Any advice on healing your cuticles?
Filled too much, and messed up my nails, but did a very spring time look. Excuse the messed up cuticles. Anxiety has me picking.
Had a relapse (cuticles), bought this bad boy again. Really recommended
How to properly take care of cuticles ? I got these done a week ago and I feel like I always pick at my cuticles so much that I’m in need of a fill!
Hi! I struggle with picking at my cuticles and skin around my nails but I’m trying to stop. I use cuticle oil, but any other tips to fix this? Thanks everyone <3
Just wanted to say thank you to this sub from my cuticles!
Little baby pan in my sample sized Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream. I use this on my cuticles and hands daily. WNRP (2021 Sephora birthday gift) reddit.com/gallery/n0fidv
2+ months and this is the most nail I’ve ever had. Next goal - beautiful cuticles!
Abstract gel set I did the other day. I think this is the nicest my cuticles have ever looked imgur.com/9UNpZ1k
A month without picking on my nails and they've grown a lot! However I'm struggling with the cuticles and the skin around my nails, I can't stop picking on those when I'm nervous. Any tips?
Brown / Green, dark spot inside, no cuticle, hasn’t grown in ~3 months
This is my first dip with tips on. Getting much better at not flooding my cuticles. I tried the 3/4 method, but I only did the 3rd coat all the way up to my cuticle. Should I have done the 2nd and 3rd up to the cuticle?
First time doing my nails and caring for my cuticles in almost a year due to mental illness. I'm definitely a newbie and not on par with the beautiful work I see here, but I thought it would be fun to share.
Cuticle oil applicator choice
I've been asked to get some cuticle oil for someone's birthday and having looked around I've noticed four types of applicator:
- A pen shaped thing.
Does anyone have an opinion on which is best, or at least, which to avoid?
favorite cuticle oil?
i have only ever used 100% jojoba oil but i am wondering if there is a product that works better!
additional question: is there any worth in making a DIY mix of certain oils? if yes, what should i use?
Correct way to use Cuticle Remover????
I'm thinking of getting the blue Sally Hansen cuticle Remover because I do think it will take my manicure to the next level. Everything about cuticle removal is so confusing though.
My question is when you apply the cuticle remover, should you only apply on the the actual nail? Like you only want to remove the cuticle on the the actual nail, right? This is called the "invisible cuticle" in some videos.
But other videos I have seen on how to use cuticle remover, put the gel on the nail bed so it directly goes on some live tissue. Will the liquid not then eat away at the live tissue as well? Or is it that if you take it off in 15 seconds it will go through through the dead cells but not affect the live ones yet?
Some people even apply liquid latex around their nails before using cuticle remover so that the liquid doesn't get on any live skin.
As you can see I am really confused. What is the correct way to use cuticle remover?
Hey everyone! I’m hoping to start a discussion about proper cuticle care. I’m trying to get better at cuticles, as I give myself a mani once a week and I feel like I’ve got the painting and decorating down, but the cuticles are hard! I feel like I don’t take enough off or push them down far enough because I’m afraid I’ll make them bleed and then be sore for a week! What are some good techniques and products you all use for the perfect cuticles?
Everyime I cut my cuticles, this happens a day or two later. How do I stop this?
Took ~2 months for this to recover to this point. Been biting my nails since kindergarten but recently developed an even worse habit of biting and peeling parts of my nails to the cuticles due to my mental state currently, lol reddit.com/gallery/mpms4a
Would filing down rough/uneven cuticles as they heal hinder progress?
Hey all, love this community and always lean on some nice progress pics and words of encouragement from you all to each other when I have a (frequent) setback.
Question to you all - I really, really want to have nice looking hands and heal my lifelong nail biting and skin picking habit because my 4 year old daughter is now mimicking me and I want to model better behavior for her.
I know what works for me to regrow after a lapse- clear or nude polish religiously reapplied and moisturize moisturize moisturize to reduce the number of “flaws” that are easy to pick at, but with how wrecked my cuticles are there are just no shortage of Sahara-level dry events throughout the day unless I’m applying cuticle cream every half hour which just isn’t feasible.
I ordered those reusable silicone finger cots someone linked to the other day so I have hopes for those, but here’s my question:
What my main trigger is is the roughness that I need to “fix”, and often moisturizing doesn’t scratch the itch soon enough. I’ve taken to filing down the rough skin so it feels smoother, then moisturizing over top of that. But is that doing a lot of harm? Should I give up this last crutch in the name of healthy lovely looking hands?
I've bitten my nails all my life, and decided I KNOW I have the self control and willpower to stop. 1st pic - Day 1. 2nd pic- 1 month. 3rd pic- 2.5 months. Cuticle oils and nail strengthener are your best 👏 friend 👏 trust me! reddit.com/gallery/m47gbz
Why are my cuticles yellow?
I’m committing to getting beautiful cuticles - what are your recs?
Help! Whenever I get my nails done a few days/a week later I always get skin peeling near my cuticles... any tips?
First time doing my own dip powder set! So many things wrong (messy design, messy around cuticles) but I'm excited to get better
Nexgen liquids, Kiara Sky Lilac Lollie Dip Powder (would definitely put a white basecoat next time, it's not very opaque after 3 coats), clear TPI powder on top of design
I just filed my nails here’s a picture of my cuticle zoomed in after
Help! 1st time doing a fill, cuticles are jacked. I’m worried about infection. Anything I should do at this point?
Why have I suddenly got hangnails/flaky cuticles?
I usually push back my cuticles about one a week and never get hang nails. The past fortnight I’ve been super busy and my cuticles grew out. I pushed them back, trimmed them and they looked great the first day. Since then I’ve had really dry flaky skin around the cuticles despite moisturising a lot (like normal). What could be causing this?
Started making my own cuticle oil for myself and a couple friends so I made a cute label for it to
Beaten cuticles hurting, anyone have tips for treatment/prevention?
Yello, carpenter of 11 years into Electrician of 6 years. Carpentry never put up half the war against my cuticles as electrical seems to. They are constantly dry and hitting things and then breaking and splitting. They bleed and can be nasty painful when splits get large.
I try to moisturize after work/shower, I have been working more commercial lately and wear gloves now too. Still somehow they manage to get beat up.
I’ve tried wraps of electrical tape around them before work but the glue from the tape can be burny on open wounds.
Does anyone have a good way of dealing with the tears and teardrop?
2 months progress!! i seriously recommend nipping ur cuticles, it’s makes ur nails look so much nicer and u won’t want to bite them as much reddit.com/gallery/mehnna
My latest set I did. First time using cuticle remover and yn protein bond so we’ll see if that helps how long my nails last!🤞🏻also been getting a lot of compliments on my nails lately so makes me feel good like they look like I went to a salon
Has anyone successfully stopped biting the shit out of their cuticles?
My nails are really flimsy so they more break than me biting them but I have bad sores around my fingers from biting the skin and I want to stop.
Trying to get the hang of gel polish . Please pray for my cuticles.
The neatest manicure I’ve ever done. First attempt at a pure white and I’m really proud (please ignore my poor cuticles). Color is “HD” by Olive & June!
3 weeks after relapse, still need to work on picking cuticle though
Recovering habitual nail biter here. I'm using cuticle oil and OPI Nail Envy every other day. Once I grow a bit of length the tips are still peeling and breaking off. Once a nail breaks should I file just that one down, or file all of the nails down and start fresh?
On the bright side, I've got 3 months of not biting after 27 years of impulsive chewing under my belt! I know I've done so much damage to the nails and surrounding skin that they'll never be perfect, but I'm trying to make the most of what I can. Thanks :)
Edit: I've been doing the Nail Envy routine for about 1 month now
Press ons are so fun... I live for lack of cuticles