by Eden Univer, Teen Vogue
Cuticles may seem unnecessary (and rather unattractive), but when treated with care, they help protect the nail and surrounding skin. When improperly cut or ripped off, not only can they not function as they're supposed to, but you can end up with an infection! By gently and carefully pushing them back, they'll become much less noticeable and still be able to do their job of keeping your fingernails healthy.
We enlisted top nail experts to give you manicure tips and tricks that they use in salons and on celebs. Your clean, hangnail-free fingertips will thank you later!
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