How To Stop Your Cuticles From Peeling, According To Nail Pros

"I absolutely love my hangnails," said no one ever. The hanging skin — that is just so satisfying to yank on — can be super annoying and extremely painful. But peeling, biting, ripping, and picking at them isn’t the solution. In fact, fiddling with your hangnails can create more problems around your cuticles, like infection and cuts (yikes).
But there is a correct way to deal with hangnails when they attack, and it has nothing to do with using your teeth. Refinery29 consulted top manicurists to get their tips on how to care for cuticles the right way. Plus, we answer the question: To cut or not to cut... your cuticles, we mean. Find out what they had to say ahead.
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