As much as I enjoy the spa, I have always loathed paying money for a manicure. Two reasons:
However, now that I am old and my skin is dry…
For the last couple of years, my fingernails have been peeling. Not breaking, not splitting. Peeling off in layers. I have tried many products and nothing is helping. It is definitely worse in the winter. I have been told by the professionals, over and over, that if I would get regular manicures, it would get better. That has always sounded like a sales job to me.
However, you may have noticed that there are deals everywhere on the mani-pedis. (I hate that term.) Apparently the reasonable people have determined that if we are all going to try to save more money, blahblahblah. So I went in.
The nail technician (as I believe they prefer to be called) told me that the issue is taking care of the cuticles. Makes sense. How? Rub baby oil into them every day.
Baby oil? I can’t run around my house with baby oil on my hands! How would I even touch the computer?!
Gloves, she says.
Well, I only have one pair of moisturizing gloves, I would have to wash them much more regularly than I do and anyway, I don’t think they would hold up to actual baby oil.
Wear latex gloves, she says. It sounds weird, but you get used to them.
Would you believe I actually went to CVS and bought a box?