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Hi! :) I would like some advice on how to prevent/care for cuticles and hang nails? I do have a tendency to pick if I get a hang nail or feel my cuticles are dry or sore. I am an avid picker and I wish to stop :( I would love some ideas on what to do instead of picking? I know there are clippers but I tend to end up pulling the skin.

Hi Kelly, Thank you for visiting AllExperts! I used to be a picker and biter until my dad said I would never be a lady until I stopped! And I did!LoL! If you are not allergic, I would suggest Neosporin for any inflamed cuticles and then use Gold Bond hand cream at night and after showers to keep them soft. I don't know if you get manicures but, I would also suggest that you do. If you can begin to take pride in your hands looking pretty, that may be a solution. You can also find a product by Mavala that helps keep your nails out if your mouth. Hope this helps you! Kindly, Pamela  

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Pamela Golightly


I have been a licensed manicurist, in California, and successful business owner since 1986. I can answer any question as it pertains to nail care treatments. I consider myself to be an expert in Natural Nail Care, but have had experience in all areas. I am also proficient in business building, marketing and sales development. I grew up in a Salon atmosphere, as my mother owned a salon and by the age of 15, I was responsible for all aspects of her business including, A/R, A/P, payroll & accounting. I feel I can answer most any question and if I am unable to answer any question I will direct the question to the appropriate expert.


I have experience in all areas of nail and foot care and business building.

Who's Who of Cambridge, Support & Sponsor Walk for Breast Cancer,STAND, Nami, St Jude Children's Hospital. Local Schools, Public & Private, local sports programs, Little League, Pleasant Hill Rebels and Walnut Creek Mauraders & Walnut Creek Rotary.


Licensed Manicurist since 1986.

Awards and Honors
Who's Who of Cambridge, voted local as Best Natural Nail Care Specialist, Diablo Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, Manta and several other Internet Review sites. Earned 6 National Awards for Outstanding Sales and Unit Developement with a National Cosmetic Company. I was rated in the top 2% of the Company's 400,000 sales staff.

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