I have to warn you, the lighting in those pictures is not the best. Sorry!
Hot Oil Treatment:
For this treatment I mix different types of oils together. I like to use coconut oil, macadamia oil, olive oil and sunflower oil. You can use whatever you have at home. I mix everything together in a bowl and heat it up in the microwave until it's warm but not too hot. I soak my fingers for about 15 to 20 minutes in the oil. After that I dry my hand with a paper towel and massage any excess oil into my hands paying special attention to the cuticles. After that my cuticles and nails feel soft and moisturized and this is a great preparation for pushing the cuticles back.
Now is the time where I wash my hands to remove the oil and the cuticle remover gel from my nails to make sure that they are clean for applying a nail strengthener.
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