Things You'll Need
Put several inches of warm water into a small basin, tub or finger bowl.
Add a few drops of mild liquid soap and mix until the water is soapy.
Dab the cuticle softener onto the base of each nail making sure to cover the entire cuticle area completely.
Rub the cuticle softener into your cuticle area including the edge under your nail which is called the free edge.
Soak your fingertips in the warm soapy water for about 5 minutes.
Dry your fingers using a soft towel.
Remove the dry dead cuticles carefully using a cuticle nipper.