Skin peeling around the fingertips is a common condition where the skin found around the fingers is sensitive and gentle if not managed properly and causes plenty of discomfort and can be a cause of embarrassment.
Peeling fingertips can be caused by sunburn, eczema, dry skin, frequent washing of hands, using harsh chemicals and allergies. This condition can also be caused by fungal infection, deficiency in vitamins and staph infections.
Peeling fingertips is only a temporary problem and heals in a few days, but it can be treated using natural treatments that can be used at home to help with the healing process.
Treatment and home remedies of peeling fingertips
- Soak the hands using water at least for 10 minutes every day in order to make the fingertips suppler. Another solution is by adding some honey and lemon juice to the warm water before soaking the hands. Pat the hand dry and apply moisturizer or vitamin E oil. You can also use olive oil since it helps by maintaining the moisture level of the hands.
- Using cucumber makes the skin fresh, smooth and moisturized. Cut cucumber into thick slices and rub it to the affected fingertips for 30 minutes so that the juice can be absorbed well in the skin. Wash off using lukewarm water. This must be done until the condition is totally healed.
- In a large bowl of water, mix a handful of powdered oats, mix them well and soak the fingers for at least 10-15 minutes. Wash them off using clean water and pat dry using a cotton towel and apply a moisturizer. This must be done every day before going to bed.
- Apply coconut oil on the affected fingernails every day and for best result, leave the coconut oil overnight and wash it off the next day. Coconut oil helps prevent drying, itching and flaking of skin and it has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that protect skin against infections.
- Mix 2 tablespoon of milk and a tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture on the skin and massage it gently since this helps in maintaining moisture on the skin. Another way is soaking the fingers in warm milk for 10 minutes every day. Rinse it off using water and moisturize the skin using vitamin E oil.
- Extract the succulent gel from an aloe vera leaf and apply it on the affected area several times every day. Another option is to drink 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice every day. Avoid drinking aloe Vera juice if pregnant and breastfeeding.
- Rub a small amount of pure honey on the affected fingertips and leave it on at least 10-20 minutes before rinsing it off using lukewarm water.