Question: Why does the skin around our nails break so easily?

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  1. I think it’s more that the skin is on our fingers! we use our hands for everything and washing, soap, detergents etc all take a toll on the skin around our fingers (which is very thin anyway to give us such a great sense of touch)… these means that the skin here is prone to drying out and cracking and like any material, things start to fray at the edges (ie our nails..)