1. Keep your nails clean and trimmed. Regularly wash and dry your hands and trim your nails to a length that is comfortable for you. This will help prevent bacteria and dirt from accumulating under your nails.

  2. Moisturize your nails and cuticles. Use a cuticle oil or lotion to keep your nails and cuticles hydrated and nourished. This will help prevent dryness and cracking, which can lead to breakage and damage.

  3. Protect your nails from harsh chemicals. When using harsh chemicals, such as household cleaners or nail polish removers, be sure to wear gloves to protect your nails from drying out or becoming damaged.

  4. Avoid biting your nails. Biting your nails can lead to damaged, weak nails and can even introduce bacteria into your body. If you have a tendency to bite your nails, try using a bitter-tasting nail polish or keeping your nails trimmed short to help break the habit.

  5. Use a nail hardener if needed. If your nails are prone to breaking or peeling, you may want to consider using a nail hardener to strengthen and protect them. However, be sure to follow the instructions carefully and use it in moderation, as overuse can lead to overly hard and brittle nails.

  6. Take breaks between nail polish changes. Constantly changing your nail polish can weaken and dry out your nails. Try to take breaks between polish changes to allow your nails to breathe and recover.

  7. Eat a healthy diet. Your nails are made up of keratin, a protein that is found in your hair and nails. To keep your nails healthy, be sure to include plenty of protein, vitamins, and minerals in your diet. Foods rich in biotin, such as eggs and nuts, can help strengthen your nails.