Cuticles are the one area of my body that I hesitate to mess around with. Aside from all the warnings against cutting your own cuticles that pop up in magazine articles, I’ve just never trusted myself to trim or groom them. Yet, when it’s been over two months since my nails have seen the inside of a nail salon, some thing’s got to be done about those thick, dry cuticles!
Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover did the trick, minus any scissors or scary-looking tools. The bottle’s nozzle dispenses a thin application of the clear liquid which I spread around the bottom of my nail bed. The product smelled vaguely of acetone, but no worse than nail polish. Within 15 seconds, the dry cuticles had broken down. After a quick wipe of the nail, I had smooth, moisturized fingers. It was absolutely magic!
This quick- working formula also breaks down calluses and other dry spots of skin. Be sure to follow the directions and remove the product from skin after no longer than one minute; I left some on for a minute and a half (just to see what would happen) and experienced a slight burning. Nothing too terrible, though, and no redness. For under $4 at the local drugstore, you can bet this will become a permanent part of my manicure kit.