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Peeling hands and feet can be quite an unpleasant experience. Find out some of the most common causes and the home remedies you can use to treat them


According to, sunburn is a common reason for skin peeling off your hands or fingers. If your hands are not protected in the bright sun, the sun’s harmful rays can damage exposed areas of the skin on your hand. The sunburned area will be warm to touch. After a few days, the skin may start to peel off. Usually, the peeling is painless because the shed skin is dead. Depending on the intensity and extent of sun damage, sunburn may take a few days or weeks to heal completely. During that time, you can help repair your skin by using natural treatments for sunburn.

Home remedy:

To help repair skin that has been damaged by sunburn, you should apply pure aloe vera gel; this can help repair skin damaged by burns, reduce skin inflammation, and help speed up the healing process. All you have to do is apply aloe vera gel to the affected skin on your hands and legs throughout the day. Continue to apply the aloe vera remedy until you no longer have skin peeling on your hands and fingers.

Environmental factors

Dry weather can also cause peeling skin on your hands and legs. Very often, factors like cold weather, warm dry indoor air, and frequently washing hands with warm water and harsh soaps combine to dry out the skin on your hands causing it to peel and flake.

Home remedy:

Oatmeal is an effective home remedy to alleviate the symptoms of dry skin on your hands, including flaky, peeling skin. Applying an oatmeal remedy to skin helps to lock in moisture, reduce any inflammation and irritation, and soothes itchy skin. To help repair skin on your hands and fingers that have been affected by weather conditions, you should put a handful of ground oats in a bowl of warm water. Soak your hands for 10 minutes and every so often, gently rub the oatmeal on the affected patches of dry skin. This also has an exfoliating effect of removing dead skin from your hands. Use the oatmeal remedy daily to keep your hands and legs well moisturised and free from peeling skin.


Any kind of burn on your hands can damage the outer layer and cause the skin to eventually peel off. Burns to any area of your body can leave you with sore patches of red skin that is tender to touch with fluid-filled blisters and a possible skin infection. As the burn starts to heal, you may notice that the skin starts to peel. You should try to avoid peeling off skin that doesn’t come away easily. Rather than trying to peel off dead skin from your hand or leg, you could try some of the many natural treatments for burns to repair damaged skin.

Home remedy:

Honey is an effective home remedy for burns that cause the skin to peel from your palms, fingers, or backs of your hands. Honey is an effective natural burn treatment because it is antimicrobial, reduces inflammation, and repairs damaged skin cells quickly.

Allergic reactions

Some people have very sensitive skin on their hands and legs, and certain irritants can cause allergic reactions or contact dermatitis that result in peeling skin. According to doctors from the Mayo Clinic, allergies often cause skin peeling along with itching and a rash. In some cases, the allergen could trigger an outbreak of hives on your skin. If you think that an allergen is causing itchy patches of skin on your hand that start to peel, you should try to identify the trigger and then avoid it.

Bad manicure

Sometimes, skin peeling occurs around the nails and cuticle on your fingers. There are a number of reasons causing the skin at the tips of your fingers to start peeling. Dr. Laura J. Martin on WebMD explains that if your cuticles get dry, they will start to peel and flake. Also, redness and peeling skin can occur after a manicure if the manicurist has cut the cuticle or pushed it back too vigorously.

Hand eczema

One of the symptoms of hand eczema is very dry skin that starts to peel and flake off. There are various types of eczema that can affect different parts of the body. Because we use our hands for most daily activities, irritants and allergens can trigger eczema outbreaks on your hands.

Home remedy:

Virgin coconut oil is a great natural moisturiser for eczema that can nourish your hands and fingers to reduce its symptoms. A study published in the journal Dermatitis says the antibacterial and emollient effects of coconut oil are effective to treat dermatitis. Coconut oil also kills off bacterial and fungal skin infections. To use virgin coconut oil to soothe cracked and peeling skin caused by hand eczema, you should gently massage a little oil into the affected area several times a day. This will help to relieve itching, flaking, and reduce redness from your hands.

Fungal skin infection

A fungal infection on your hand or in between your fingers (Tinea Manuum) could be to blame for peeling and flaking skin. The symptoms of fungal skin infections are flaking or peeling skin, red patches of itchy skin, and possibly red blisters.

Fungal skin infections often occur between your toes (athlete’s foot), in your groin (jock itch), or cause a rash in the moist, warm folds of the skin. However, these fungal infections can also spread to your hands and fingernails.

Home remedy:

One of the best natural ingredients to kill off fungal infections from your skin is tea tree oil. When combined with virgin coconut oil (also antifungal), it makes a powerful moisturising ointment to treat fungal skin infections on hands as well as other body parts.

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Tofarati Ige Peeling hands and feet can be quite an unpleasant experience. Find out some of the most common causes and the home remedies you can use to treat them Sunburn According to, sunburn is a common reason for skin peeling off your hands or fingers. If your hands are...