Peeling of skin around the cuticles and finger tips can be a very discomforting, embarrassing and common problem with some people. It happens because the skin of such areas is very gentle and sensitive. If we don’t take proper care of this skin, it gets dehydrated and skin peeling starts. Sometimes this can also happen because of severe skin problems like dry skin, eczema, sun burn, psoriasis, cold and dry weather conditions etc. Some people also experience hand peeling because of a frequent washing of hands and usage of harsh chemical/chemical products on their hands. This can also happen because of fungal and staph infections or vitamin deficiencies in some cases. If you have experienced this peeling of skin, following are the ways in which you can get rid of it:-
1. Massage Your Skin with Petroleum Jelly:-
The best way to get rid of hand skin peeling is to massage the skin with petroleum jelly daily. Products like Vaseline are based on this petroleum jelly only. Application of petroleum jelly on the skin nourishes it and prevents the external environment from depriving the skin of its hydration which further reduces the flakiness, dryness and peeling of skin.
2. Soak Your Hands in Warm Water every day:-
Another such way to get rid of hand skin peeling is to soak the hands in warm water every day. If possible, you should massage the skin afterwards with some good cream. This makes your skin soft, rejuvenated and moisturized. Such a skin is less prone to flakiness and other such skin problems. Thus you can start following this remedy on your hands to prevent skin peeling.
3. Pat Dry Your Skin With Towel Every Time You Wash Your Hands:-
In a recent survey conducted on those who wash their hands but don’t pat dry them afterwards with a towel and those who pat dry their hands with a towel, it was seen that those who don’t pat dry their hands with a towel are more likely to experience this problem. Thus Every time you wash your skin with water, you should pat dry your skin immediately with some cotton or towel. According to experts, doing so can really save the skin of your hands from experiencing a peeling of skin.
4. Use Cucumber Juice on the Affected Area of Skin:-
If nothing mentioned by us above works to help you, you should take the help of vegetables from the kitchen in such time. Vegetables like bottle gourd, cucumber etc. have nothing but water in them and as hand peeling occurs because of lack of moisturization in most of the cases, using cucumber juice or bottle gourd juice on this part of the skin can really prove helpful. Massaging the affected part of hands with some glycerine or coconut water mixed in turmeric can also make some help as turmeric has the power to heal the skin from inside as well as from outside.
5. Use Coconut Oil on Your Skin:-
Another such way is to use coconut oil on the skin. Coconut oil has healing and moisturizing properties in it. Using this oil regularly on the skin can help you overcome the problems like flaky skin, peeling hand skin and other such problems in a favourable manner.
6. Use a Good Scrub Once a Week:-
Dead skin cells are an invitation to further skin problems and thus it is our duty to remove these dead skin cells regularly from the skin so as to avoid further skin problems. For this purpose, you need to scrub your skin at least once a week using a good and suitable scrub like Moong dal scrub, walnut scrub etc. It is better if you ask a dermatologist to recommend you some cream/lotion or even a scrub suiting your skin for a better and quick effect.
7. Use Milk and Aloe Vera on the Affected Part of Skin:-
Milk is mild and it has curative and moisturizing effect for the human skin. Massaging the affected area of the skin with some milk cream or aloe Vera gel can thus prove to be the best approach in order to treat the flaking and peeling skin. Aloe Vera has an anti-inflammatory effect and hence it reduces the inflammation (if any).
8. Drink More and More Water:-
According to our health expert and fitness entrepreneur Mr. Jitender Singh Bangar from Gurgaon, the solution of 90% skin problems lies in a lack of hydration and lack of skin care. Thus we should consume enough water daily to avoid skin problems. According to him, an average human should drink at-least two litres of water in a single day to avoid health problems and skin problems. Thus you should try drinking more and more water to avoid hand skin peeling as this would make your skin stay hydrated for long and it will thus stay healthier.
9. Use Olive Oil on the Affected Area of Skin:-
If you have experienced hand skin peeling, the best way to overcome this problem is to massage the skin with olive oil. Olive oil is rich in Omega-3 and other such fatty acids which improve the health and condition of skin. You should massage this oil on skin after washing your hands. This ensures that the skin is moisturized and nourished properly which further prevents the hand skin from peeling.
10.Use a Good Moisturizer for Your Skin:-If possible, use a good moisturizer on your skin as moisturizer prevents your skin from getting dehydrated for long time. There are a variety of moisturizers available on medical stores these days which can be scrutinized reading the label to judge the presence of ingredients and then can be used there-after to cure the skin against hand peeling. Proper care of hand skin can really save it against the problems like flakiness and peeling of skin. If the problem still persists, it’s the high time you should visit a good doctor.