Frequent washing of the hands is a contributor to peeling around fingernails.

How to Get Rid of Peeling Around the Finger Nail

by Michael Briggs

Peeling around the fingernail, while a common occurrence, can be embarrassing for some people. The skin around the fingertips is sensitive and must be taken care of routinely to keep the area healthy. Some causes of peeling include dry skin, eczema, allergies, frequent washing of the hands and infection. Since new skin only takes a few days to surface, the problem is temporary and can also be treated quickly and effectively in several ways.

1. Treating peeling skin around the fingernail with oats

1 Fill the bowl with warm water.

2. Treating peeling skin around the fingernail with oats

2 Add a handful of powdered oats to the water.

3. Treating peeling skin around the fingernail with oats

3 Put your fingers into the bowl and submerge them for ten to fifteen minutes.

4. Treating peeling skin around the fingernail with oats

4 Wash your hands with clean water.

5. Treating peeling skin around the fingernail with oats

5 Pat your hands dry with a soft, cotton towel.

6. Treating peeling skin around the fingernail with oats

6 Apply a moisturizer to your hands.

Items you will need

  • Large bowl
  • Powdered oats
  • Warm water
  • Cotton towel
  • Moisturizer

Tips

  • Repeat this process daily before bed for long-term results.
  • Drink eight to ten glasses of water daily to keep hydrated.

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