Monday, May 7, 2012
BEST Alternative to Cuticle Oil - Lanolin
I had these hidden gems in my house all this time and never knew it! I have extremely dry skin and cuticles. Even after purchasing lotions with some really grand claims, my skin will be dry within the hour. So I am that person that has lotion in the car, on my desk at work, purse, junk drawer at home etc... I need to have it always within reach, just like chapstick. I breastfeed, so for me lanolin is my best friend. This cream can literally heal me over night! It has tons of vitamins and agents that promote quick healing and bacteria growth prevention. It's also extremely thick. The explanation says that it speeds up healing and locks in moisture to prevent cracking and drying. So I put some on my hands and cuticles. It was definitely too thick to wear on my hands but perfect for my cuticles. It runs from $7-$10 and the tube will last a while.
Nfu Oh Cuticle Remover works wonders!The nail polish size bottle will last you forever and it works quickly. I dab this on my nail and with an orange stick immediately start gently rubbing this into the cuticle. It quickly begins to slough off the dead part of the cuticle. I then wash it off and my nails and cuticles look neat and in tact. So the protection remains. I have found it the cheapest here at www.fabuloustreet.com. It sells for $11.50 and shipping is $2.80. I was put off at first because it is expensive for a cuticle remover, but it really does an awesome and fast job.
Once I complete my manicure, I slather on the lanolin cream. My cuticles actually feel healthy with this on them. There is no tightness or dry feeling, no scent and it isn't too greasy or thick feeling. I do actually prefer the Medela brand to the Lasinoh brand. It's a tad more pliable, but both work wonderfully. Thanks for visiting!!