Your nails dry out as you age, losing their natural oils which act as a glue to hold the nail layers together. If you have thin fingernails and hard, dry skin to begin with, you can expect this to happen to you sooner rather than later.
How to prevent fingernails from drying and how to fix it
You must hydrate and add oils. Use various creams, oils and ointments on your nails everyday after they’ve been wet. This helps them maintain the essential oils that glue the finger layers together. Clip and file your nails when they’re wet and don’t forget to use gloves when you do any hard work that could damage your fingernails.
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