Broken skin on the hands and fingers has a variety of meanings. These can vary from cuts and scratches to Eczema and general dry flacky skin.
One of the main causes of broken skin is allowing your hands to dry out. Your skin can dry out for a number of reasons, these could be from the over use of cleaning chemicals, building materials, dust and general weather conditions. One of the best ways of preventing the skin from drying out is to apply a layer of moisturiser everyday, you could also apply petroleum jelly or a protection barrier cream before using or touching dirty, dusty surfaces or working outside. You could also wear gloves however some styles of gloves could cause your hand to dry out or get damaged.
The reason why we should be made aware of any such conditions, before treatment starts, is because of the products we use during treatments. Some of our products may be irritable if you have any breaks on the skin.
All information supplied is for reference use only, if you are concerned about any ailments please seek medical advice