Some women scrupulously take care of the skin of their hands, moisturize and nourish it daily, and carry out SPA procedures. But even a careful approach does not eliminate such a problem as burrs on the fingers – the cause of this defect may not be at all in external factors. Dermatologists say that the flaking of the stratum corneum around the nail plates can have more serious “roots”.
External causes of burrs on the fingers
The main factor provoking the described trouble is too dry skin. Due to the lack of moisture, it loses its density, elasticity, and cracks over time.
Other causes of burrs on the fingers:
- constant contact with water, especially if it is hard;
- work with aggressive chemicals, toxic compounds;
- use of detergents without gloves;
- weathering, hypothermia in winter or overheating in summer;
- mechanical injury to the cuticle when performing a manicure;
- the use of low-quality varnishes and building materials;
- excessive growth of cuticles;
- onychophagia (the habit of biting nails and the skin around them);
- insufficient hygienic and cosmetic hand care;
- use of nail polish remover with acetone;
- improper use of a nail file (deep cutting of plates on the sides).
Internal causes of burrs on the fingers
If all of the above can be excluded, you should look for the source of the problem in the state of health of the internal organs.
Possible causes of skin defects around the nail plates:
- deficiency of vitamins A and E, group B;
- lack of trace elements, especially zinc and calcium;
- intestinal dysbacteriosis;
- diseases of the digestive tract and liver;
- dermatological infections;
- hormonal disorders.