Just really good moisturizing of your hands. I put moisturizer on my hands whenever possible and when you get time rub it into your cuticles and around your fingernails real good. Then before I go to bed I rub in a good moisturizing cream that is thicker. It's real hard when the weather is dry to completely prevent it.. At least from my experience. I good hand exfoliator is always good... Sally hansen (which can be found at any store) has some good products
What if it doesn't stop? I have skin peeling around my fingernails all the time. It started in june, and hasn't stopped yet. Sometimes it's more noticable than others, but even if I use moisturizers it's still there.
You might have psoriasis. You probably should see your doctor to get rescribed a cream/lotion. My cousin has it badly on his hands and has to rub a lotion on them and wear gloves at night after doing so to help keep them moisturized and the skin from peeling so much.
Does the skin feel like you have glue stuck on it? If so you might check with a dermatologist. I have similar symptoms and I found out that a skin condition involving the fingertip is referred to as a felon and can be caused by a herpes simplex virus. A possible cause can be transferring the virus from a cold sore.