Keep them covered with nail strengthener or polish because it protects them. Moisturizer your cuticles everyday. Push your cuticles back and keep them trimmed. Use hand lotion a lot and rub it into your nails and cuticles when you apply it. Wear gloves when washing the dishes or working in the yard. Don't keep them too long or they will break easier. File them lightly every few days or as needed to keep their edges smooth so they are less likely to snag in things. If you can, get regular manicures because the person doing the nails can usually trim your cuticles better then you can. Pay attentionl when performing tasks like opening doors or soda cans. Use your finger and not your nail for these types of things.