Removing your cuticles is unfortunately one of those things that once you’ve started doing, you are unlikely to ever be able to go back. Party because naturally they always return and party because you get used to the way your nails look without them.
I found that I was often scraping at my nails to get my cuticles off and obviously this is not the way to go. Sally Hansen cuticle remover is now part of my weekly nail maintenance routine. I use the tiniest blob (a pea size for all fingernails) and rub into and around my nail. After letting it do it’s thing for a minute or so, I rinse the cream off with warm water and go about doing my nails as usual. After using the cream, I hardly need to apply any pressure with the cuticle stick to remove them.