Skin peeling treatment for hands and feet

(Last Updated: May 28, 2009)


There are several skin conditions as well as fungal and bacterial infections that can cause the skin to peel excessively. However, since you have mentioned that you are not suffering from itching or burning, the chances that the peeling is caused by an infection is much lower. You can try a few home remedies for peeling skin in order to stop the peeling.

Home remedies for peeling skin help to get rid of the excess skin as well as keep your skin well moisturized. Moisturized skin is less prone to peeling as compared to dry skin. Do not use cosmetic scrubs or moisturizers since most of them contain dyes and perfumes that may irritate your skin. You can make a moisturizing hand and foot scrub out of walnuts or peanuts and lemon juice. Soak a handful of the nuts in a bowl of lukewarm water. Allow it to stand undisturbed for at least two to three hours and then grind it into a coarse paste. Add the juice of a single lemon to the paste and use it to gently scrub your hands and feet on a daily basis. This scrub can be quite messy, so you can use it in the shower. Nuts are rich in fatty acids and will help to moisturize your skin. The small pieces of nut in the scrub will help to remove the upper layer of dead skin without damaging the skin below. Lemon juice is a mild acid and will assist in the removal of surface grime as well as dead skin cells. Wash a small bottle and fill it with about 3 to four tablespoons of distilled warm water Add a few drops each of olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil to the bottle and shake the bottle well. Use this mixture as a nourishing moisturizer to prevent peeling or flaking. Make sure that you use this mixture every time you wash your hands and feet as well as every night.

However, if there is no visible change within a week visit a dermatologist as you could be suffering from a serious skin condition. One of the most common medical conditions for excessive peeling is Eczema. In addition to the peeling, this condition generally causes inflammation and irritation. In some cases, however, people suffering from eczema do not suffer any discomfort but have severe peeling of the skin especially in the extremities. Eczema has been linked to prolonged exposure to harsh detergents and cleaning liquids. If you use cleaning products on a regular basis, make sure that you always use gloves as well. In addition to this you could also have Erythroderma or Exfoliative dermatitis both of which cause the skin to peel and flake off.

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