If you're not already clued up on cuticles, these are the thin pieces of skin between your finger and your fingernail. When you're working - or for just no reason at all, at times - they lift off and become what can potentially be the biggest cause of pain in a finger-owner's life.
While it might seem logical to bite these little bastards right down to the skin, this can lead to infection, pain and gross looking hands - a lose, lose, lose situation, really. Next time you see your cuticle growing too far onto your nail or rising up, push it back into the base the nail (with another finger nail or specially designed cuticle pusher), rather than cut or bite it, Alison Bowhill-Hayes, Sally Hansen Nail Expert, tells BuzzFeed Life.
To make it easier, wash your hands in warm water first, to soften the cuticle. Try a cuticle oil to keep your fingertips from being dry and cracked.