Nails must be kept short. It is advisable to moisturise cuticles and nails regularly. Nails must not extend beyond the tips of the fingers.¹ The peeling of nails is caused by the drying and brittleness of the nail plate. Working in wet conditions and frequent use of nail polish remover (acetone) promote the peeling of nails. Moisture-adding lotions are useful when treating peeling nails.² The peeling of nails can be prevented by cutting the nails round, filing them with a fine nail file with the file tilted under the nail, which makes the layers of the nails close.
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