Whenever I put on hand cream, I instinctively rub it into my cuticles since they are always in need of help. I’m not sure how much it’s doing, but it’s better than nothing, right? Most of the time I get a manicure just to clean up my dry and yucky-looking cuticles. Now, with the onset of the dry winter weather, it’s lotions and creams galore, all day long. You have to cover your bases to ensure your hands are moisturized, nourished, and protected with SPF and all sorts of anti-aging treatments. So, why not include cuticle care?
Deborah Lippmann, the queen of manicures, has the greatest hand cream on the market: Rich Girl Hand Cream with SPF 25 (don’t forget, you still need sunscreen even though it’s winter!). It has anti-aging fade botanicals and is formulated to moisturize the cuticles. Each application delays the need to get a manicure by one more day. This is especially critical if you have a gel manicure that lasts for weeks. Your nails may look great, but what about the cuticles? Rich Girl lives up to its name – it is a rich cream made with shea butter, avocado and jojoba oils. It absorbs quickly and is not greasy, so I can use it all day long. I keep one next to my desk, in my car, and I’m getting a bunch as stocking stuffers for all my girlfriends! At Nordstrom for $28.