Relieve peeling skin on the fingertips by washing hands with a mild cleanser, drying the hands by patting down the fingertips gently and applying moisturizer to the hands and fingers, explains WebMD. Use a moisturizer with petroleum jelly, shea butter, glycerin, ceramides or stearic acid to replenish the skin's barrier.
Apply moisturizer to the fingertips several times each day, recommends WebMD. People with peeling fingertips can add more moisture to the skin and their environment by sleeping with a humidifier in their bedrooms. Avoid soaking the fingertips in hot water because the heat can strip the body of natural oils necessary to trap moisture into the skin.