Remedies for skin contact of chili peppers

Have tried numerous things that have proved not to work.

Cooking oils: canola, palm, coconut, sun flower, peanut and “vegetable”
Soy milk
Vinegar: rice, hienze white, that 30% acetic acid stufc here and red wine
Salt with water

And many other randome things including hair and pee…lots of remedies, none have worked.

Cooling down to close the pores is quite effective but logistically often not feasie.

Anyone have a good understanding of chemistry and have some thoughts on killing the capsaicin effect on skin?

a cup of concrete to harden the f up :wink:


Smart lessons??

LOTS of experience on this one. If on skin, soap and water. Lots of it. In the eyes, etc. flush with water for as long as you can (we are talking 10-20 mins). Really, time is the only real healer in this case. If cutting chili’s, wear gloves and be careful.

Yeesh, tough crowd. Every now and then we powder large lots of dried chili. Its in the air, even with a suit it still gets on the skin and is insanely uncomfortable!

Thanks noel, ya time and running water do help. Was praying for something faster.
It can get insanely hot sometimes and getting the pores closed works but makes other work near impossible to do.

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Have you tried rubbing alcohol (isopropanol)? The capsaicin might be more soluble in that.

You try using the ventilation hood?

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Sugar should work. Sugar crystals are good at that sort of thing. Piano players use it on their hands to get rid of roughness. Thai restaurants sometimes give a bowl of palm sugar to foreigners when they are attempting a tricky jungle curry. The sugar strips the chili particles from the mouth. Works wonders. (Spoken from experience).

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Just rub your eyes with it. Then that will rather, er, distract you from anything else.

Have tried rubbing alcohol (75% isopropyl) but not ethanol. Will try that next.

A fume hood would require retrofitting a whole room, the grinder itself is 100kg. Not in the cards yet. We do have air filters and dust capture…but its chili. Their volatile oils alone get into the air and burn.

Sugar…interesting. Never though of that certainly trying it out this round!

Ive tried lemon juice and various sour liquids as a lot of SE Asian eateries tend to have a diah of something like that for the heat…but maybe its the sugar. That style cuisine tends to always be served with amazingly sweet things. It would make sense. Thanks