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25 Secrets Your Nail Technician Wishes You Already Knew

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Manicurists are not supposed to cut your cuticles.

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It is very annoying to see those pesky hanging skin near the cuticle beds. It is almost standard procedure for manicurists to cut them off and cut your cuticles before they paint your nails. But manicurists are not supposed to cut your cuticles at all. In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, cutting cuticles can make it easier for bacteria to get inside your nails and cause infection. Many nail salons argue that it helps nail polish to look smoother and last longer on the nail. What should you do instead? Ask your manicurist to push back the cuticle and trim loose skin and hangnails.

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