Instructions for patch testing cuticle oils
Choose a Test Area: Opt for an area of skin that is sensitive but not overly exposed, like the inside of your wrist or elbow.
Cleanse the Area: Wash the area with mild soap and water, and then pat it dry with a clean towel.
Apply a Small Amount: Use a cotton swab or cotton ball to apply a small drop of the cuticle oil to the cleansed area.
Cover It: Cover the area with a band-aid or a small piece of medical tape to keep the oil in place and avoid rubbing it off.
Time It: Leave the oil on the skin for at least 24 to 48 hours. Refrain from washing the test area during this time to give your skin ample time to react, if it's going to.
Inspect the Skin: After the waiting period, remove the band-aid or tape and closely inspect the area for any signs of irritation or an allergic reaction, such as redness, itchiness, or swelling.
Evaluate the Results:
If there's no reaction, it’s likely safe to proceed with using the cuticle oil on your nails.
If you observe any signs of irritation or an allergic reaction, wash the area thoroughly and discontinue use of the product.
Consult a Professional: If you experience a significant reaction, consult with a healthcare provider for further advice.