A hangnail is a cuticle that gets too dry and splits off. When a hangnail sprouts, carefully trim it so you’re not tempted to peel it. You can also help it out by applying a topical antibiotic like Neosporin; this will kill the bacteria and hydrate the skin. Preventing hangnails is all about keeping your cuticles moisturized. You can use any cream to do this, and push back your cuticles once a week.
From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.
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