I don’t share many anecdotes on the blog, but this was a little funny and bizarre – so here’s a bit more on why we should make a practice of regularly using a cuticle oil. Although my skin, hair, and lips are expressing their dismay at the cold, dry weather, my fingers and nails have actually seemed fine with the level of care I was providing.
I’m at work a week or two ago, typing away. Definitely, “in the zone,” as far as being productive. My finger slips off a key – odd, but whatever. I keep typing.
It happens again. I look down and notice there’s blood on my keyboard.
As I’m wondering, “What the actual–?” I glance at my hands and notice that my ringfinger’s cuticle is the source, blood welling forth from it. Strangely, it didn’t hurt or feel as though there had been a split or tear. “It’s a sign,” I thought.
That I need cuticle oil, that is.
So you might not always feel how dry or taut your skin is, and then at really inopportune times, it can throw a tantrum. Save yourself the hassle and use cuticle oil or a cuticle cream once daily, because cleaning blood off your keyboard sucks.
Currently, I’m using some grapeseed oil I bought to experiment with skincare; so far, my fingers are loving it. It’s not too heavy that your fingers feel like a oil slick once applied, but it keeps your cuticles from being indignant. It hasn’t happened since, and my cuticles look and feel great. Whatever cuticle oil you like should do – Essie makes a well-loved one, CND SolarOil is the holy grail of many, or you can just use something you already have on hand like argan oil or olive oil.