One important aspect of maintaining your nails is to protect your nails and prevent damage from occurring.
Water and Your Nails
Submerging your nails in water for long periods of time can be very damaging.
Nails are weakened and more easily peeled, split, or broken when overexposed to water.
For good nail care protection against water:
Wear gloves when washing dishes.
Limit the amount of time your hands spend immersed in water.
When cleaning nails, soak them no longer than a few minutes to loosen dirt and debris from under the nail.
Wear a clear nail hardener or nail polish to make bare nails more resistant to water