Keeping Cuticle Tools Safe and Clean
Properly caring for your cuticle tools will keep them sharp and functioning at a high level for a many years. Here are a few quick tips for keeping your tools in tip top shape for as long as you own them.
- Only use your cuticle tools to cut your cuticles. Cutting other things, like nails, plastic or paper can quickly dull your cutting surface. And this can cause your tools to pull or tear your cuticle, rather than cut through it. Some tools are great for multi-tasking, but cuticle tools are not!
- Wipe the blades after use. Use a dry cloth or towel to wipe any debris off the inside of your cutting blades. Keeping your tools clean will go a long way toward maintaining them.
- Always dry your tools with a towel if they become wet. Even stainless steel tools that are made to withstand rust should not be allowed to sit in liquid for an extended period of time. It only takes a moment to dry them and it helps to prevent unsightly rust spots or, worse, corroded cutting surfaces and joints.
- Take care in storing your tools. They are metal and they are durable. However, that doesn't mean you should toss them in a drawer or let them carelessly bang against other objects. Store your tools in a cloth cosmetic bag or even in a silverware caddy. Just try to minimize any rubbing or scratching, especially in the cutting area.