How to push back your cuticles
You should only ever push back your cuticles, never cut them.
Firstly, remove your nail polish with a non-acetone polish remover (acetone dries out the nails and cuticles).
Always remove your polish before pushing back your cuticles because the cuticle will be tender afterwards and nail polish may sting the skin.
You might also push old polish into the skin and cause an infection.
Next, soak your nails in warm water for five to ten minutes in order to soften the cuticles.
This step is vital and will allow you to push the cuticles back with no pain.
You could even add some coconut oil or jojoba oil to the water to moisturise your fingers.