Cuticle clippers (sometimes called cuticle nippers or cuticle trimmers) are a small, handheld device used in cutting and trimming nail cuticles. They’re usually made from stainless steel.
Due to more and more doctors warning that cutting the cuticles leaves the fingernails and toenails susceptible to bacteria and fungal infections, cuticle clippers are lessening in popularity. However, many nail salons and pedicure places still use cuticle clippers to help improve the appearance of the nails.
If you’d like to care for your cuticles without cutting or trimming with cuticle clippers, you can use cuticle oil to soften the cuticles and a cuticle pusher to gently push the cuticles back and away from the nail bed.