Dry Cuticle Treatment

dry cuticle treatment

Q: Dear Dermica,

Lately my hands and cuticles have been very dry. What is a good dry cuticle treatment?

Dry Cuticles/Hands

A: This is a very common issue in Alberta.

Here are our recommendations. Follow through and your hands will feel and look amazing!

Cracked/Dry Cuticles

Dry cuticle treatment requires that you always ensure that you have good quality cuticle oil on hand for application throughout the day. Apply a generous amount and massage into the cuticle and nails. Leave the excess oil to absorb, trust us, it will. Also remember to include your nails in the application, as they can use a good dose of moisture to prevent brittle nails.

If you have inflamed cracks in the cuticles, this is most likely a sign of infection. Apply a small amount of Polysporin™ to the affected area and finish off with your cuticle oil for protection and moisture.

Dry Hands

First and foremost use a good quality hand moisturizer morning, day, and night, and re-apply after washing. Moisturizers specific for hands feature non-greasy formulations, which are great if you’re not used to wearing moisturizer. Some of us though don’t mind the gleam of moisturizer on our hands and the heavy moisture, butters and balms are great for this. Now when heading out apply a good coat of moisturizer before putting on your gloves, the warmth of your gloves will aid in product penetration and keep your hands safe from the elements.


Home Recipe Cuticle Balm

    • Melt 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil (great for moisture protection) in a small saucepan on very low heat

    • Once melted stir in 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (increases moisture and elasticity)

    • Remove from heat and pour into a small jar with tight lid (lip balm containers work great)

    • Place closed jar in the freezer and let cool for 10-15 minutes (until hardened)

    • Remove and lube away!

Manicures to remove dry cuticles

Dérmica offers manicure treatments designed to provide you with all the benefits of a traditional manicure combined with our treatment approach. 

In essence, our manicure services help improve and maintain the overall health and esthetic appeal of your hands.

Furthermore, our signature touch of luxury makes our manicures a treat for tired hands. Coupled with their corrective quality, they are a favourite on the menu.


manicure whyte ave


Price: $55

Timing: 60 min

This manicure service is ideal for hands in need of professional nail and cuticle grooming, detailing, and a paint service with attention to detail. 


Gel polish add-on

Price: $10 application fee; $5 removal fee; $15 removal fee as a stand-alone service.

Timing: + 15 min.

mini manicure whyte ave


Price: $40

Timing: 30min

The Mini MANÍ includes cleansing nail soak, light cuticle & nail care, polish application, and moisture care. Undeniably a treat for little hands! 


Gel polish add-on

Price: $10 application fee; $5 removal fee.

Timing: + 15 min.

Manicure Contraindications

Though rare, some medical conditions exist that may present individual harm from a manicure, or a risk of infecting others.

Some conditions are contagious and require treatment before your Service Provider can proceed. Correspondingly, other conditions may require modification of service.

Please review the list of contraindications before booking your manicure online.

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(780) 885 7108

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