What tool is best for trimming cuticles?
Generally speaking, people tend to choose between a Nipper or Scissors. Nippers are used more commonly by professional nail technicians to trim cuticle beds. Scissors are great for at-home use to safely trim cuticles without nipping too close to the nail bed or cutting skin.
Can I use Cuticle Scissors to cut nails?
Cuticle Scissors have a thinner, sharper tip and are designed to trim cuticle skin and dried skin around the nail. Nail Scissors have wider blades and are thicker stainless steel, as the blade needs to cut through nails as opposed to skin. If Cuticle Scissors are being used to cut nails, blades may go blunt more quickly and misshapen.
How do I keep my Cuticle Scissors sharp?
Manicure tools need to be sharp in order to cut delicate skin and not tear it. Only use Cuticle Scissors to cut the cuticle to keep them sharp for much longer. All of the Tweezerman Scissors qualify for our Free Sharpening Service
and can be sent away to be professionally sharpened when they become blunt.
Is it safe to trim cuticles?
Cuticles protect the nail and skin around the nail from becoming infected. Removing the cuticle makes it easier for bacteria and germs to get beneath the skin, and generally, it’s more for aesthetic purposes than general nail care. When trimming cuticles, ensure you’re only cutting excess skin after using a Nail Pushy and be careful not to cut the skin surrounding the nail.
How do I use Cuticle Scissors?
Once you’ve used a Nail Pushy to push back the cuticle from the nail, it will lift in order to carefully trim away the cuticle with Scissors. Repeat this step on each nail.