When it comes to nail care, dry means cracked. Applying a little moisturiser to your cuticles and nails each night will keep them supple yet strong. A word of caution though — keeping nails moisturised isn’t the same thing as keeping them moist. With prolonged exposure to water, nails attract bacteria and infections.
Another good practice is to dab a little lotion each time your hands come in contact with water. Indulge in an occasional massage and an overnight respite in a pair of cotton gloves that can really hydrate your hands and nails. Cuticles can be especially prone to dryness, so it’s important to keep them moisturised as welcome. Cuticle oil such as one offered by Bio Sculpture India, a nail care company, prevents hangnails and dry cuticles.