Peeling palm due to washing laundry.

@ardoy0731 (6866)
Philippines
July 2, 2012 7:20am CST
Good eve everyone. My palm in both hands are peeling right now. I concluded that it was due to washing laundry yesterday. I used to wash my own clothes especially clothes that I wear at work to lessen the things that my mom do at home. I used to wash laundry every two weeks. This is the first time that my palm peel after washing clothes. No idea at all why did it happened maybe due to the detergent powder that I used, but I am just using the same brand all the time. I already put some lotion once in awhile and do hope that it will end soon in the coming days. Do it happened to you folks once in a while afte washing clothes?
6 responses
@Bhebelen14 (4561)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
Yes it happened to me most fo the time maybe because of strong using detergent soaps and powder. Like you I apply lotion or oil after washing my clothes to moistorized my skin. But sometime I used mild soap to prevent my skin from peeling.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
Yeah lotion really help a lot. As of the moment it is still peeling. My mom recommend to use washing gloves next time around but I am not comfortable with it while washing clothes.
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
I am living on my own right now because I am working away from my hometown. I am learning to wash my clothes because to save money on getting a laundry service. Sometimes I also don't like laundry service because some of my clothes got lost in the past and they don't wash them clothes very well. They just put it in the washing machine and operate it.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
I dont like sending my dirty clothes in to laundry service to avoid lost or improper way of washing. I personally wash my clothes to avoid regret and blame if something happened and of course to save some money too.
@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
2 Jul 12
The active ingredients in many detergents are not good for your skin,and they usually come with warnings on the pack to wear protective gloves and avoid contact..prolonged contact can cause allergic reactions and skin conditions..I seldom if ever do hand washing,I'd use my automatic washing machine..
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
Yeah it is caused by the detergent. I do used washing machine when washing clothes but there are some that really need to be hand wash like new clothes and those with sensitive materials.
@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
5 Jul 12
I always use a washing machine when I am washing my laundry, so I have minimal contact with the detergent that I use to wash my clothes. However, I do find that my hands and palms will get quite irritated when I have to wash dishes. I think that it has to do with the contact with the hot water and also the fact that the water is soapy when I am washing dishes. The thing that I have found works to help with this is to use a soap that has moisturizers in it.
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
Yes, it happens with me when I use other powder soap. And it's kind of itchy as well. Good thing the petroleum jelly helps a lot. It makes my palm smooth and also relive the itchy.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
2 Jul 12
It happened to me once, even if I was using the same brand of laundry detergent for years. I hand-wash some of my clothes that I'd want to last a bit longer. Most of my friends also said that it probably was the detergent that caused my hands to peel. They may be right although I had some doubts about it since I had used the same detergent and had not experienced it before. One friend however said it could also be that I've spent too long a time with my hands wet. Another had said that my hands were probably too tired then when I washed clothes. Well, I've limited my hand-washing time and avoided doing laundry when my hands were tired. Since then, I haven't experienced peeling anymore.