Splitting and peeling nails are most likely due to a lack of moisture. Nails get dried out from over exposure to water- too much time in the pool, long showers or baths, and washing dishes without gloves. Other culprits behind splitting nails include prolonged contact with household cleaners and using nail polish removers that contain acetone.
You can take steps to minimize splitting and peeling: keep nails trimmed and rounded at the tips; rub hand moisturizer into fingernails and cuticles; don’t use nails to scrape, pick or pry things; wear gloves when washing dishes or using household cleaners; and use non-acetone polish remover. Diet also impacts the health of your nails, so maintain a balanced diet filled with protein, vitamins and minerals.