It's an oldie, but a goodie: Sally Hansen Problem Cuticle Remover ($4). Unlike other formulas, such as overly harsh gels, this aloe-scented cream gently softens rigid skin. The result is a more polished look (read: no more sitting on your hands to hide unsightly rough patches). To use, massage into the cuticles, let sit for about five minutes, and push cuticles back with a manicure stick. Be sure you rinse the product away with soapy water once your handiwork is done. Just add a couple coats of polish to your nails, and you've got yourself a 10-minute DIY manicure.