Let's talk about nail anatomy!
Do you know the difference between Eponychium and Cuticle?
Look at the picure!
The Eponychium is often called Cuticle. A lot of nail tech do know the difference, but still call it cuticle to not confuse their clients.
So what is then the difference with the Eponychium and the Cuticle?
Eponychium: The living tissue on top of the nail bed. It’s there to protect the Matrix from infections and bacterials. So if the skin is attached to the nail plate it’s still the Eponychium.
Cuticle: A thin layer of non-living tissue riding on the nail plate to form a seal between the nail plate and eponychium. The cuticle pulls away from the underside of the eponychium and attaches tenaciously to the nail plate.
Did you know that?