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A 21-year-old female asked:

Why is the skin on my cuticles peeling? they are painful. i moisturize it every day with vaseline & olive oil. treatments? prevention? thanks

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
A dermatologist: can help you. Beyond that, do you have enough fat/oil in your diet? Olive oil, fish oil, coconut oil all lubricate the skin from the inside out. Please avoid lotions that contain alcohol because they are drying. Peace and good health.
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