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A 18-year-old female asked:

What to do if my skin is peeling off after my sunburn heals?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Common after “significant” sunburn. Apply some non-perfumed body lotion (lanolin, aquaphore). Be more careful next time and use sunblock

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can you deal with a peeling sunburned skin?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Keep skin moist: You will want to avoid further sun exposure. Keep your skin moist - an aloe containing product tends to be very soothing. Shower or bathe with water that is not too hot. Try not to repeat the sunburn!
A 37-year-old member asked:

How to treat skin peeling after sunburn?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Lotion: Use a good moisturizing lotion.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How common is skin peeling after a sunburn?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Very.: In fact, peeling is a sign that your sunburn is healing, as the damaged skin is sloughed off and new skin replaces it.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can you stop skin from peeling on your face (no sunburn)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to stop skin peeling after sunburn?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps.

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