To properly care for your cuticles, twice a day, apply Vitamin E to the cuticle and around the nail bed; massage it in. You can use straight Vitamin E oil from a bottle, or pierce a Vitamin E capsule. Olive oil can also be used as detailed above. You could also soak your fingertips in a warm bowl of milk. This is not only good for the cuticles, but great for the nails. The main thing to remember is, keep your fingers and hands moisturized. Cutting the cuticles is not a good idea, and pushing them back with an orange stick after you have soaked your hands in warm water is the best way to prevent ragged cuticles. (c) 2005 DBR Media, Inc.