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Good luck! :)My cuticles keep tearing even with lotion, the only thing that works is acrylic nails any other ideas?
Sounds like you might have a fungus. Try any of the over the counter fungus meds for the amount of time given for treatment on the box.
In the mean time, use vaseline on your hands and put white gloves on them while you sleep. This method will soften the skin to make it less prone to tearing.