Home / Tips & Advice / Cuticle Care / Five reasons why cuticle care is so important right now Five reasons why cuticle care is so important right now Five reasons why cuticle care is so important right now When cuticles are healthy and kept in good condition, the rest of the nail benefits. But on those days outside, whether it’s scorching hot or icy cold, our cuticles suffer; they can dry out and even get sore and inflamed. So, let September be a transition month. It’s the perfect time to revitalize your cuticles and give them a boost. Why now, you ask? Well, keep reading, and you’ll see. 1. Summer out, autumn in It’s September, and that means (as much as it pains us to say it) that we’ll soon be bidding farewell to summer. After months of sun, sea and sand, your cuticles are probably looking tired, dried out and a little rough around the edges. So, let’s give them some love—after all, it’s the perfect time to prep them for the autumn. Just think of September as a nail recovery month. Make sure to keep your cuticles soft and healthy by making daily use of the Cuticle Peeling Gel or Cuticle Cream. 2. Bye-bye bacteria Let’s revisit the idea of a nail recovery month. Because we’ve spent so much time outside recently, there has been ample opportunity for dirt and bacteria to get trapped under your nails and cuticles. We should, therefore, try to keep them in good condition by pushing them back once a week (or thereabouts). You can do this with the Cuticle Softener Pen or the Cuticle Pusher. And don’t forget to clean your nails beforehand with an acetone-free nail polish remover. 3. Hello darkness (my old friend) Now the days are drawing in, we need to switch up our cuticle care routine and put the bulk of it on the night shift. We recommend putting the Cuticle Night Repair ‘Wonderpen’ on your bedside table so it’s always within reach. The special serum, containing almond oil, jojoba oil and shea butter, repairs dry, sore and inflamed cuticles while you sleep. Get healthy, soft and pampered cuticles, just like that. 4. Turning up the heat It’s a pervasive post-summer question: Should we turn up the heating or hold out a little longer? September can get quite chilly, after all. If you do decide to turn up the heating, be sure to allow your nails time to adjust. Warm air is dry air. And dryness, as we often say, can result in cracked cuticles and hangnails. That’s just one more reason to moisturize them at least once (if not twice) per day with cuticle oil. 5. Also… Toenails. You didn’t think we’d forgotten, did you? While we might not have mentioned the tootsies in the tips above, it goes without saying: that what applies to the hands also applies to the feet. They’ve had to endure quite a lot over the summer months. And treatment is just a matter of repetition.