Nails are porous and absorb water readily. When nails absorb water, they expand, and when they dry out, they contract. Repeated cycles of expansion and contraction weaken the nail structure over time, leading to brittleness and peeling.
Water alone is not the only culprit. Harsh detergents, cleaning agents, and solvents often used in household chores can further strip nails of their natural oils and weaken them.
To maintain strong nails, it's essential to strike a balance between keeping them adequately hydrated and preventing excessive exposure to water and harsh chemicals. Moisturising and protecting your nails with Self Love Oil can help mitigate the negative effects of water exposure.
Make sure to apply Self Love Oil before swimming to help protect your nails against water absorption.