My cuticles and the skin around my nails are desperately in need of help. Are there any good products out there I should be using? I have almost £50 in Boots points which I save up to treat myself every now and then so not bothered if there is some miracle cure that's a bit pricey, I just want pretty fingers!
Unconventional but v effective: At night, get an ordinary cheap lip balm stick (like the £1 nivea type ones from Boots) and run the edge of the stick heavily over the cuticles. I mean really pack it thickly into your cuticles, 1mm to 2mm deep, not a light smear. I do this right before going to sleep. Just keep it on the cuticle area and it won't make the bed linene icky. When you wake up, marvel at the improvement in your cuticles. Do this at least three times a week. or nightly if you have the discipline. Super cheap, super effective, quick and easy. Doesn't help you spend the £50, mind you.
Right almond oil and cheapy Chapstick it is. And don't worry, I'm pretty sure I can find something to blow the rest of my points on.
Would live a proper manicure but working full time and having a two year old means there's not a lot of time for such things. My nails are actually in quite good nick, it's just the surrounding area that's suddenly looking terrible.