it so happens that one of the ingredients i used today in my cooking were chili peppers. if you've never used chili peppers then i recommend wearing gloves before you wash and chop them and then washing your hands very well when your done.
i didn't follow my own rule so i ended up with a horrible burning sensation on my fingers and parts of my hands. i washed my hands over and over again with water and soap, but it really didn't help. i googled ways to relieve the stinging and came across several remedies.
one involved washing your hands and then rubbing olive oil on your hands and letting it seep into the skin and then washing again, but after a while my hands felt the same way.
then i tried another remedy and this one definitely relieved the burn after two tries.
i dipped my hands in ice water for a few seconds until they were numb, then i washed them with water and soap, i dipped them in the ice water again, and then i rubbed my hands with alcohol. then after awhile, i repeated the process but skipped the water and soap. i have to say my hands felt completely relieved.