3 Cuticle-Smoothing Treatments for the DIY Gel Mani Obsessed

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In the summer when mani/pedi season's at its peak—and during prime dating time, hellooo hand-holding!—it's important to give every inch of your nails (yes, cuticles, too) the TLC they need to keep up with all the upkeep.

Need a helping, uh, hand to get you started? Red Carpet Manicure recently launched three new treatments that not only nourish your cuticles—thus, making your hands softer and more supple—they also aid in healthy nail growth. So important for those routine gel manis!

The LED-activated treatments include:

  • Cuticle Balm: a lightweight avocado-infused cream that rehydrates dry, cracked cuticles
  • Cuticle Elixir: a super-saturated, vitamin-packed hydrating serum that instantly soothes sore, painful nail beds
  • Youth Creme: a deep-penetrating moisturizer that gives rough, chapped hands and cuticles a younger, more hydrated appearance

Here's what our nails looked like after using the Youth Creme over Always Slate Never Early—definitely less chappy and hangnail-y than usual.

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All three treatments are available for $14.99 at Ulta stores and Ulta.com.