The miracle oil from the Old Country — good Italian Olive Oil — is like the duct tape of the skin-care world — there to solve any skin-care problem that the new-fangled oils and creams never seem able to. It can also be helpful to those suffering from compulsive finger picking and dermatillomania.
If you are a sufferer, you may notice that your propensity to pick your fingernails or cuticles varies according to the condition of your skin. Obviously, emotions drive the basic urge to pick and scratch the skin — but a healthy, tight skin tone on the hands, fingers and toes will subtly discourage you from picking. To some extent, no one wants to damage a healthy fingertip or cuticle.
Regularly using Olive Oil as a treatment for Damaged Skin and Fingernails can soften scabs and relieve dry skin around the fingers and fingernails. Massaging the skin with clean, pure Olive Oil is also very relaxing!
For the person with a special fixation on picking hangnails — rubbing Olive Oil into the nail folds around the fingernails will moisten and nourish that part of the finger’s skin. The oil will also seep into the nail bed to provide longer-lasting health effects.
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