Beauty Q&A: Should I Be Using Cuticle Oil?

By: Marisa Petrarca | by L'Oréal
Beauty Q&A: Should I Be Using Cuticle Oil?

A solid nail stockpile isn’t something you just acquire immediately. Over time, your collection of must-have nail polishes grows, along with your array of nail art necessities (i.e. alllll the rhinestone adhesives) and manicure tools. But then there are those nail products that we might need a little more convincing to add to our nail collection, like cuticle oil. For some, it might seem like something you’ll probably be just fine without. But for others, like celebrity nail artists, cuticle oil just isn’t something you can skip out on.

“Cuticle oil is a product used to keep nails and cuticles hydrated as is especially important during cold and dry winter months,” explains celebrity nail artist Mazz Hanna. “By keeping your cuticles hydrated, it creates a healthy environment for nail growth and can also strengthen your nails. Also, let's be honest, hydrated cuticles just look better!”

How (and When!) to Apply Cuticle Oil

Hanna recommends applying cuticle oil before bed. Massage your formula into your cuticles and the surrounding area. This gives the product time to sink in and work its magic overnight. To ensure your cuticles are fully hydrated and healthy, apply cuticle oil after washing your hands throughout the day, too. You might as well keep a small bottle in your purse.

And if you’re looking to pick up a cuticle oil straight away, here are a few top-rated options we recommend:  

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