Aw jeez, making me blush!
The trick is to moisturize the hell out of them. Just washed your hands? CUTICLE BALM! Just did the dishes? CUTICLE BALM! Need a convenient diet plan that keeps you from snacking on that bag of chips? CUTICLE BALM!
I use the Burt’s Bees cuticle balm and whatever lotion I have on hand.
Also, resist the urge to touch them and pick at them. That was tough for me, but once you start taking pictures of your hands every day for the world to see, you get the hang of leaving them alone.
Finally, use a cuticle remover from time to time to get rid of the grimey pieces that inevitably accumulate. Be gentle and push them bag, then kind of scoop out the gunk with your cuticle pusher. I use the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover. No real magic behind it, and it’s available pretty much everywhere.
I hope that helps. CUTICLE BALM!