Too many reels and videos on social media show nail professionals giving a little tug when they use nail nippers.
Do not do this!!!
It can pull the skin and tear it and often cause it to bleed and leave it ragged.
The correct way to use nippers is to place the blades around the skin to be cut, squeeze them, release them, and move away.
By doing this the cut is accurate and will not tug and tear the skin.
Above all, do not cut the living skin of the proximal nail fold but only the dead removed skin that is the cuticle that is still attached.
The tiny scissors that are now readily available, straight or curved, are more accurate but NOT for using to cut off the band of clear skin at the base of the nail! ONLY cuticle!