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

    Asked by caitlingriffin1994 to Christina, Jess on 28 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Christina Pagel

      Christina Pagel answered on 28 Jun 2013:

      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..)