10 Home remedies for peeling cuticles

We all take special care of our face and often neglect and ignore that part of our body that we use the most. If you hadn’t read the title of this article you must be wondering which part that would be. Well no surprises, it’s your ‘hands’.

Everyone loves to have soft and supple hands free from skin peeling off and rough edges. Of course it doesn’t mean you get manicure done to your hands all the time. The least you can do it to trim the nails regularly and even apply a bit of moisturizer so that you don’t land up with hard brittle skin to your hands.

Here are some remedies to this problem:

  • Warm water soak

Soak your hands for a few minutes in warm water. Make sure the water is not hot otherwise you’ll land up with dry hands again that will worsen the peeling. Add some fragrant essential oils to the warm. After soaking, pat dry and massage with some Vitamin E oil or olive oil.

  • Oats

Exfoliate your hands, especially the area around the peeling cuticles. Add a little water to the oats. Scrub this mixture onto your hands. Allow it to rest with the oats mixture for a few minutes, Wash off and moisturize with any oil or cream.

  • Cucumber

Cucumber is a very pulpy and juicy vegetable. The juice of the cucumber will moisturize the area and reduce the peeling.  Simply cut a cucumber in half and hold it in the area of the peeling skin. Else you can grate a cucumber and apply this paste as a pack on your fingers for half an hour, after which you can wash it off.

  • Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has soothing and cooling properties. It can soothe the area of the peeled off skin along with locking in the moisture. Apply a couple of times a day to see any actual difference.

  • Milk

Milk is the cure for many diseases and problems. You can choose to drink it or apply it physically on the area. Drinking the milk will not only benefit your health but also moisturize your skin from within.

Else you can apply a pack of honey and thick full fat milk to the cuticle area and wash off after an hour. Don’t forget to moisturize after washing this paste off.

  • Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is famous for its healing properties. It has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help prevent any infection. Coconut oil is full of fat that can easily penetrate the skin. Apply generously onto your skin daily and see the difference in a few days itself.

  • Olive oil

Olive oil has been used a great deal in the past in the Mediterranean regions as a remedy for various ailments. This wonder oil is rich in Vitamin E which will help repair your skin along with moisturizing it and nourishing it.

  • Honey

Honey is truly a gift of god. It not only is great to eat but it also has several healing properties. It is great drunk on an empty stomach. Honey is anti-bacterial in nature and so if applied to the cuticles not only will it soothe and moisturize the area but it will also prevent any infection from arising.

  • Banana

Banana pulp will leave your skin looking all moist and supple. So do try applying a paste of banana to the affected areas.

  • Mint leaves

As weird as this ingredient may sound to alleviate your cuticle issue, let me tell you that mint leaves contain a lot of medical properties. Mint will cool the area and also remove the dry skin and other skin issues that you may face.

Additional Tips:

  • Drink plenty of water to moisturize your body as a whole.
  • Avoid using harsh soaps and creams.
  • Use gloves when washing dishes and other chores that can ruin your hands.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to eliminate the nutritional deficiencies that cause peeling cuticles.

Written by: Rasha Ashraf