By using Melt Away every week, you can actually train your cuticles to behave! Gentle cuticle exfoliation will gradually reduce cuticle size and hardness, until they are constantly thin, soft, and easy to deal with. Directions: Apply a thin line of gel around the cuticle. Allow to rest for 1-2 minutes (not more than 5 minutes). Wash with plenty of water and soap. Rinse thoroughly. Push back cuticle. Buff area with a terry cloth to remove excess skin.