What to do when cracks appear in the fingers
Cracks in the fingers: causes
Why does the skin on your hands crack? There may be several explanations for this. Let us examine the main reasons:
1. The impact of household chemicals. The hands of modern women are constantly experiencing the effects of aggressive substances that are contained in the dishwashing detergent, washing powder, antibacterial cleaning gel. To prevent cracks in your fingers from this, always do your household chores with rubber gloves.2. Lack of vitamins, especially groups A and E. This becomes most noticeable in winter and spring. To prevent the onset of beriberi, try to include in your diet as much as possible of fresh vegetables and fruits. In addition, vitamin complexes can be bought at any pharmacy. Do not neglect vegetable oils. Cracks in the fingers especially well prevent sesame and olive oils.
3. Exposure to cold.In winter, the skin always lacks moisture, dries from strong wind and frost. As a result - ugly small cracks. If you do not want your hands to suffer, do not let them freeze, always wear warm mittens or gloves. Before each exit from the house, smear your hands with a moisturizer.
4. Fungal diseases. Cracks in the fingers may occur due to a fungal infection. It is transmitted by household: you can pick up a fungus in the pool or in the general shower in the fitness club.
5. Neurodermatitis, psoriasis and other skin diseases. It is rather difficult to get rid of them, therefore it is better to deal with them under the supervision of a specialist.
Solve the problem yourself
If you suffer from problems such as cracks in the fingers, the treatment can be carried out at home. Self-made compresses and ointments are no worse than those sold in pharmacies. The main purpose of wraps, baths and creams - to fill the lack of moisture.
Very effective is an ointment of lemon juice (one tablespoon), linseed oil (half a cup) and eggs (one yolk). Stir all the ingredients thoroughly and add a couple of tablespoons of honey (it is advisable to take the old, sugared).Apply the mixture to your hands every few hours, and the next day there will be no trace of cracks, and your skin will become smooth and tender.Hand baths
If the cracks in the fingers continue to bother you, try making therapeutic baths. They are very effective and take little time. Want to steam skin? You will help the bath of starch. Dissolve one teaspoon of starch in a glass of boiling water, then dissolve the mixture in 0.5 l of water. Dip the brushes in the solution and hold for at least 15 minutes. After the procedure, grease your hands with plenty of moisturizing cream. Cotton gloves can be worn for better hydration. Very useful for dry skin is also a bath based on oats. Cook ordinary oatmeal porridge in milk, pour a tablespoon of vegetable oil into it, add a little honey, then dip your hands in it. Pay attention - porridge should be liquid. Hands in the broth should be kept for 10 minutes.
Compresses, for example, from usual rye bread are considered as a very effective means. Take half a loaf, remove crumbs from it and soak in milk. Apply the compress on your hands and wrap a plastic bag. After half an hour, wash your hands with warm water and apply a softening cream.
All of the above tools are designed to soften cracked skin and prevent the recurrence of the problem.