• Why does the skin around my nails go hard?

    Why do I get hard skin around the side of my nails on my hands? The cuticles are not hard as I use hand cream regularly. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening?

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    6 thoughts on “Why does the skin around my nails go hard?

    • Paul says:

      If they were moist the skin would tear up easily.

    • pinkster710 says:

      Try looking for Sally Hensen products, that are made especially for cuticles. It helps alot! I use it all the time. The same thing happens with my cuticles. I hate it, but Sally Hensen works.

    • south_la_gurl says:

      You need to use a lotion or cream for extra dry skin. when you go to bed each night coat each hand and nails well, you may try wearing gloves to bed also after you have lotioned real well. . . have a manicure every now and them too. .

    • Sushi says:

      This happens to everyone, its lack or moisture and just hand cream will not cut it. You can buy cuticle cream (I’ve heard Sally Hensen makes a great one). However, Ive found Aquaphor (by Eucerin, which is basically the same as Vaseline, which u can use as well). Just massage into your cuticles and leave it overnite. Thisll work grreat!

    • Claire One Belt says:

      Use a cuticle exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells around the nails. The build up is causing the hard skin. Then use a cuticle oil twice daily.

      I recommend OPI Avoplex cuticle exfoliator and cuticle oil.

      Good luck

    • Em H says:

      It’s just natural. . . it’s called the nail fold and protects the edges of your nail. Probably a hand cream would help, but you don’t want it to get too soft else your nail may become damaged more easily.

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