If split cuticles and over-nipping are the problem, consider performing a water-less manicure on natural nails using a very fine diamond bit. By eliminating water from the service, clients will enjoy longer product wear.
Gently push cuticle back, releasing the cuticle off the nail plate.
Use the Sm Tapered Barrel (fine) in the FWD direction with a light touch. Move the bit right to left. Use at the lowest RPM your e-file can work without bogging down and keeping the bit barrel parallel to the nail plate. This will remove dead cuticle in just a few passes.
Using the same barrel and moving in the same direction and RPM, gently push the flat top of the bit into the cuticle to exfoliate dead tissue off the proximal nail fold.
Use the Refine Ball Bit in the REV direction with a light touch. Move the bit right to left on the ledge of the cuticle to thin it out. Pull skin back from the nail with your non e-filing hand to get better access to the cuticle. Use at a range of 6,000-10,000 RPM. You can also remove dry skin around the sides and fingertips now, too.
Apply cuticle oil to all 10 fingers.
After oil is applied, use the Polisher Bit (very fine) at 20,000 RPM to work oil into the skin. Move the bit quickly and avoid touching the finished nail. This mini microdermabrasion polishes and moisturizes the skin, leaving the fingers to look and feel beautiful.
For reprint and licensing requests for this article, Click here.