This is what you shouldn't do if you want to prevent hangnails This is what you shouldn't do if you want to prevent hangnails

This is what you shouldn't do if you want to prevent hangnails

If you ever had hangnails, you know how painful it can get, so if you want to avoid them, this is what you shouldn't do.

 This is what you shouldn't do if you want to prevent hangnails

Hangnails might be on the top 5 of annoying things that can happen to your body, along with a pimple in the nose or ear, in fact, I think they are even more annoying than ingrown hairs, and I do truly hate them. It stings, it hurts and it seems to last forever, if you want to avoid hangnails, this is what you shouldn't do. 

What is a hangnail?

A hangnail is a piece of torn skin near the edge of your fingernails, they usually appear in your hands, but it could happen to your toenails as well. 

They are usually caused by biting your nails, dry skin, a bad manicure, or some detergents.

This is what you shouldn't do if you want to prevent hangnails

Forget hand cream

It is paramount to prevent hangnails to keep your hands moisturized and your nail bed hydrated. Wear gloves if you are going to wash something with detergent and try to avoid soaking your fingernails for too long.

Cut your cuticles

Cutting your cuticles is a task of a nail technician, instead, use a cuticle removing cream and push them back. Cutting your cuticles the wrong way can lead to infection and dryness. 

Bite your nails

Biting your nails does not only ruin your nails, but it can also lead to infecting your cuticle and causing painful hangnails.

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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