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.

Treating peeling skin around the fingernail with oats

Fill the bowl with warm water.

Add a handful of powdered oats to the water.

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

Wash your hands with clean water.

Pat your hands dry with a soft, cotton towel.

Apply a moisturizer to your hands.

Items you will need

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


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

About the Author

Michael Briggs is a trending news reporter for He has interned for digital and print publications including "The New York Daily News," "The Princeton Packet" and Thrillist. He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in journalism with a sports reporting concentration.

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