How to Heal a Damaged Cuticle

I have always had this problem of cuticle skin peeling and causing pain. I was a nail biter for years but got rid of the habit 7 years back, and along with nails I always used to pick at peeling cuticles which caused a lot of pain. Cuticles peel due to dryness and when you don’t regularly moisturize it. Dry and damaged cuticles can be quite painful and look unsightly. You can stop your cuticles from peeling without much effort. Here are some tips to stop your cuticles from peeling:

How to Heal a Damaged CuticleLEMON AND HONEY

Add juice of half a lemon and 1 teaspoon honey to a bowl or warm water. Soak your hands in it for 5 minutes and rinse it off using cool tap water. Dry your hands and apply vitamin E oil, olive oil or a good moisturizer in order to keep your cuticles soft and moisturized.


Aloe vera gel moisturizes your cuticles and soothes inflammation. It also has a cooling effect on the skin. It is antimicrobial that keeps infections at bay and helps peeling cuticles with regular usage. Take out fresh gel from the aloe vera leaf and store it in a tiny jar to keep it handy. Rub it on the cuticles multiple times a day and do not rinse it off.


Olive oil can be used as an overnight hand and cuticle treatment. It moisturizes your cuticles and also heal already peeled cuticle. Apply warm olive oil generously over the cuticles and hands and wear cotton hand gloves. Go to sleep and wake up to soft and moisturized hands and cuticles. Follow this every night to completely get rid of peeling cuticles.


Bananas can give your cuticles a boost of moisture and keep them soft. Mash a small quantity of banana and apply it around your nails and on the cuticles. Let it sit for 5 minutes and wash it off. Apply a moisturizer and you are done.



Cucumber cools your skin and reduces inflammation. It also moisturizes and hydrates your skin thus preventing dryness and peeling. You can either slice a cucumber and rub it onto the cuticle and keep it without rinsing or grate a cucumber and apply it on the cuticle. Wash off using water after 30 minutes and follow with moisturization.


Honey has anti-bacterial properties that heal wounds and can cure badly damaged cuticles. Apply honey on the cuticles and around the nails and massage for some time. Let it remain for 10 minutes and wash it off using lukewarm water. Repeat this 2 times a day for several days until you see the condition improving.


Petroleum jelly is an all-rounder moisturizer. It moisturizes your skin and makes it soft and supple. Apply this jelly onto the cuticles and keep it overnight. You can also apply it throughout the day on the cuticles to prevent it from drying and peeling.