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Worried About Peeling Skin? Get Rid Of The Problem With These Home Remedies!

Peeling skin is a problem that a lot of people have to deal with during the cold months and also during fall, when the temperature falls and your skin tends to become dry. However, there are a number of home remedies for peeling skin which can help you deal with the problem effectively.

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Peeling skin can occur because of various reasons. You can also notice your skin peeling back when you are exposed to high temperatures and direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. Skin peeling is however, a very normal process. The top most layer of your skin is called the epidermis which is replaced every couple of weeks. The top layer constantly generates dead cells, which keep shedding, while new skin is generated. Sometimes it so happens that the speed of shedding dead skin is slower than the process of generating new skin, whereby the dead cells don’t fall of in invisible layers. This is what causes the shedding of skin.

Suggested read: 10 Home Remedies For Dehydrated Skin With Easy DIY Moisturizers

Here are the other common causes of peeling skin:

  • Extremely hot weather conditions
  • Extremely cold weather condition
  • Nutrition deficiency
  • Burns
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Other skin conditions
  • Other infections

You might see your skin peeling from various places. This includes your hands, lags, feet, fingertips, soles of your feet, etc. This can be a yearly occurrence, or can be the product of specific circumstances. However, the moment you see this happening, you should keep this list of excellent home remedies for peeling skin handy, so that you don’t have to deal with it for a prolonged period of time.

1. Olive oil

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Olive oil has a number of nourishing properties, which can help you deal with peeling skin. It has healing and moisturizing compounds, which stimulates your cells to work in the right pace, whether it growing or shedding. It also keeps your skin healthy and hydrated so that you sont have to deal with your shedding problem year after year.

How to use:

Take 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil and place it in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute. Use this warm oil as a massaging agent, which you can apply locally to the affected area. Do this every day for a week to get healthy, glowing, even skin.

2. Cucumber

Cucumber is a cooling, nourishing vegetable which is great for any skin related problems. If you are trying to soothe your aggravated skin which has started to show signs of peeling ot shedding, you can use cucumbers for the problem. It is rich in several minerals and vitamins which can give your skin the right amount of nutrients to be even.

How to use:

Grate one whole cucumber till it becomes a pulpy texture. You can even mix this with a tablespoon of olive oil for extra nourishment. Apply this paste to your skin, especially in your hands and feet for a drastic improvement in your condition.

3. Mint


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When you need to cool your skin down, and also provide the right nourishment to your skin when it has started to peel, then you can use mint as an effective home remedy. Mint has cooling properties, and can also give your skin the right vitamins that it is missing, because of which you might be shedding your skin.

How to use:

The best way to use mint is to extract the juice of 10-15 mint leaves, and wash your skin with it. You can also take a bath with warm water into which you have dissolved 2-3 drops of peppermint extract. The next morning, wash your skin with warm water and then apply a soothing moisturizer for healthy, rejuvenated and even-toned skin,

4. Aloe vera

One of the most common symptoms of peeling skin is the sensations of irritation, redness, welling and itching, all of which can be effectively handles when you use aloe vera as a home remedy. It is a miracle plant which has the cure to almost all skin-related problems, because of its nutritious compounds, and its extensive anti-inflammatory properties.

How to use:

Take one aloe vera leaf and slice it in half. Scoop out the clear gel and apply the gel to the surface of your skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Do this every day for a week to see miraculous changes in your condition after only a few days of use.

5. Coconut oil

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One of the most nourishing natural ingredients available, coconut oil is most certainly going to help you with your peeling skin problem if you use it regularly. It is rich in vitamins and minerals and has extremely beneficial moisturizing properties, so that if your condition is caused by dryness, you can use coconut oil to combat it.

How to use:

Just like olive oil, heat a cup of coconut oil in the microwave and massage your limbs and any other place you might notice your skin peeling, at least once a day. After a couple of days of use, you will not only see your condition improving, but also the general health of your skin.

Suggested read: 10 Superbly Effective Home Remedies To Remove Dead Skin Cells

6. Nuts

Nuts if various kinds such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios, etc. contain a good amount of healthy fats and omega 3 fatty acids, which has immense healing and moisturizing properties. if your skin is having trouble producing new skin, and the rate of shedding is higher or lower, then consuming nuts can help you tackle the problem effectively.

How to use:

Eat a bowl of mixed nuts every morning. If you are having almonds or cashews, make sure that you soak them overnight, so that you reap maximum benefits from it.

7. Papayas


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Papayas are also a common home remedy that is used to heal a lot of skin-related problems. Papayas contain beta-carotine a lot of other good nutrients which can compensate for any deficiencies which might be causing your condition. Papayas are also great for moisturizing your skin, to cure any problems with dryness.

How to use:

Take a ripe papaya and mash it to make a smooth pulp. You can also add a couple of tablespoons of honey or olive oil, to make the pulp more nourishing.  Use this has a face mask or foot mask or hand mask every two days to make sure your skin is getting enough nourishment and you can see an improvement in your condition within a couple of weeks.

8. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is an underrated remedy for skin-related problems, and it is especially useful when you are suffering from skin which has started to shed or peel. Oatmeal not only has soothing and nourishing properties, but it also has moisturizing properties, which can help heal your skin in no time.

How to use:

Make an oatmeal mask by cooking a cup of oatmeal in a cup of milk or water and letting it cool down. Apply this in paste form directly to your skin, and wash it off after half an hour. You can also add oatmeal to your bathtub water, and soak in it for an hour, so that your skin gets to soak in all the good properties that oatmeal has to offer.

9. Lemon juice

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Lemon juice is a prime source of Vitamin C, which your skin needs to be in prime condition. It is also a refreshing home remedy, which leaves your skin feeling rejuvenated and moisturized. Lemon juice is also one of the easiest and most effective remedies that you can keep handy, every time you experience this condition.

How to use:

You can simply add a couple of tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to your bath water so that your skin comes into contact with it. You can also dip a cotton ball in lemon juice and swab it on the affected area.

10. Yogurt

A great way to stop the shedding and peeling process at an unnatural rate is by consuming enough yogurt, or using is topically. Yogurt contains a number of good microbes, which help in balancing the pH level of the skin. It also moisturizes the skin, rejuvenates it and prevents dead cells from building up on your skin.

How to use:

Consume a cup of fresh yogurt with a tablespoon of honey every day. You can also apply yogurt to the affected area with a ball of cotton, but it doesn’t work as effectively as consuming enough yogurt.

Suggested read: Bye Bye, Dry Skin: 10 Super-effective Home Remedies For Dry Skin

11. Grapes

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Another lesser known home remedy for peeling skin includes the use of grapes, which is loaded with a compound called AHA or alpha hydroxyl acids. This promotes a natural exfoliating process, which helps with the shedding and the peeling, and makes it healthy and firm. If you have been suffering from sunburn because of which your skin is peeling, then too you can use grapes to treat your condition successfully.

How to use:

Take a branch of grapes and put them through a blender. Use this pulp as a healing mask in all the places where you are noticing your skin peel, and within two weeks, you will see a remarkable improvement in your condition.

Once you are equipped with these highly effective and super easy home remedies for peeling skin, you can be rest assured that you will not have to worry about skin problems, especially shedding, every again.

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11 Home Remedies For Peeling Skin Which Are Super Effective
People have a skin shedding problem no matter what time of the year. Worry not, because today, we talk about the wonderful home remedies for peeling skin!
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.