How to Get Rid of Peeling Fingertips

The peeling of skin around the fingertips is a very common problem faced by people from across the world. The skin around the fingers are gentle and sensitive and if proper care is not taken then you can suffer from peeling fingertips. This type of skin problem causes a lot of discomfort and can be embarrassing too. There are several reasons behind this skin problem. Some of the known causes are eczema, sunburn, dry skin, psoriasis, infection, extreme cold temperature, frequent washing of hands, and use of harsh chemicals, allergies, diabetes, and deficiency of Vitamin B and so on.

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Peeling fingertips is a temporary problem and gets healed in few days when new skin is surfaced. However, if the problem of peeling fingertips is causing a problem for you, then there are some natural treatments that you can try at home in order to deal with this problem.

Here are top 10 ways to get rid of Peeling Fingertips.

1. Warm Water

Soak your hands in warm water for some time every day to deal with peeling finger tips. There are two benefits of this simple remedy. First the skin around your fingertips will become supple and secondly, the dry skin will start falling off. For better result you can add some honey and lemon juice to the warm water before soaking your hands in it. Once you take out your hands from the warm water, pat dry it and put on some mild moisturizer. Else you can apply some olive oil also to maintain the moisture level of your hands.

2. Cucumber

Cucumber can also be used to treat peeling fingertips. Take a fresh cucumber and cut it into thick slices. Now rub the slices of cucumber on the affected skin part in a gentle manner so that the juice gets inside the skin properly. Else you can apply grated cucumber over the affected skin area for about half an hour and then wash it off with lukewarm water. This will help in keeping your skin fresh, moisturized and smooth and there will be no problem of skin dryness. If this remedy is done regularly, the problem of skin peeling will vanish within a few days.

3. Water

One of the main reasons behind peeling fingertips is dehydration. This is why it is very essential to keep your body well hydrated. Drink enough water like eight to ten glasses of water daily so that your skin is hydrated. Drinking enough water also means that the digestive tract will remain toxin free and your skin will glow and look supple and healthy. Along with water, you must drink coconut water and other fruit and vegetable juices also. At the same time you need to keep away from alcohol, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

4. Oats

Another kitchen item that can be used in the treatment of peeling fingertips is oats. Fill a large bowl with warm water and then add a handful of powdered oats to it. Now dip your fingers in the bowl containing warm water and oats for ten to fifteen minutes. Finally wash your hand with clean water and then pat dry gently using a soft cotton towel. Apply a gentle moisturizer after that to retain the moisture level of your hands. This remedy will effectively remove dead skin cells from the surface of your fingers and make them soft and smooth. For better result follow this remedy daily before going to bed.

5. Mint Juice

Mint juice has got many medicinal properties and hence can be used in the treatment of peeling fingertips. At the same time it also works as a great natural moisturizer. Take some fresh mint leaves and extract the juice out of it. Before going to bed, apply this mint juice all over the affected skin area. Leave it for overnight and in the morning wash the skin with lukewarm water. This remedy will help to solve the problem of skin dryness and will also be helpful in the treatment of other skin disorders like eczema and dermatitis.

6. Milk

For a luxurious treatment to deal with peeling fingertips, you can always rely on milk. Before going to sleep, drink a glass of warm milk with some honey. This will help you to enjoy better and relaxing sleep and the problem of skin dryness will also be solved. As milk is a natural skin moisturizer, you can also apply milk on the affected skin area. For this remedy you need to use milk with higher fat content. Take two tablespoon of milk and add a tablespoon of honey to it. Apply this mixture on the skin and massage gently. This will allow the skin to hold in moisture. Another option is to soak your fingers in warm milk for ten minutes daily and then wash it off with normal water.




  1. very useful and informative.

  2. It is not my fingertips thst are peeling, it is all over my fingers.

  3. I am having peeling skin on my 10 fingers tip.These problem will getting badly once I usedto raise my cloths without glove.

    Every day I am using the Petroleum Jelly but some time it work some didn’t. I am going to follow your advices.

    Thank you

  4. i have had a bad reaction to antibiotics and the skin started peeling off fingertips, tried the avacado, it worked quite well

    • I had a bad reaction to an antibiotic last February and I had rashes all over my face and chest as well as peeling fingertips. The rashes have just gone but my fingertips are still very sore and peeling, I use cotton gloves for everything even inside rubber gloves for housework. I will try some of these remedies, thank you

  5. I use burt’s bee’s hand salve every night before bed. Spread it all over your fingertips and let it soak in. After about a week my fingertips were no longer peeling!

  6. I’ve had trouble with this for 10 to 15 years and have tried everything I hear about. What has helped me most is drinking 2 tablespoons of organic aloe vera juice daily. I use Lily of the Desert – “inner Filet” in a glass gar. I take one tablespoon in the morning and one tablespoon at night. You can mix with juice if you don’t like the taste. It can be applied topically but I haven’t tried doing that. I use Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go by OPI several times a day topically. The skin hasn’t completely stopped peeling but since starting these two treatments a couple of weeks ago they are much better and I feel like this is finally going to be the answer. Aloe Vera juice is good for so many things. My husband takes it for acid reflux and has had great results.

  7. I had small, painful cracks on my finger tips, fingers, and thumbs for over three years. it came on suddenly. My diet did not change. Went to 3 different dermatologists with no success “it’s dermatitis”, code for “we don’t have a clue”, tried all the creams, nothing worked. Prednisone (steroid) worked, but I did not want to stay on this. Researched this on sites such as this, and found the combination of things to stop this. It is gone. Very little soda, or diet soda. Zinc supplement twice daily, no disinfectant gels, mostly cold water hand washing, and another big one – non sulfate, paraben-free shampoo. It has been gone for over two years. Wanted to get this out there, as this has worked well for me. Hope this might shorten, for you, the irony I went through.


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