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How do I make the sunburn on my face not peel and heal faster?

How do I make the sunburn on my face not peel and heal faster?

Simple Treatment: 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. ...Read more

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Sunburn (Definition)

Sunburn is an intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure. It actually represents the body's reaction to tissue damage ...Read more


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Got a sunburn and now my face is peeling. Any home remedies to heal/speed up peeling process? Tried face scrubs & Cetaphyl & Aveeno (oatmeal) face lotions

Got a sunburn and now my face is peeling. Any home remedies to heal/speed up peeling process? Tried face scrubs & Cetaphyl & Aveeno (oatmeal) face lotions

Avoid face scrubs: for sure as this will just irritate your healing skin. I would be very gentle using only cetaphil like non-soap cleansers, and vaniply cream. Skin will heal but if you remove peeling skin you can have scarring. ...Read more

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I got a really bad sunburn on my face and it's starting to peel. What can I do for this?

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. ...Read more

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I got sunburn on my face. Now my nose and forehead are peeling. When k pulled a piece off my nose started bleeding. Concern?

I got sunburn on my face. Now my nose and forehead are peeling. When k pulled a piece off my nose started bleeding. Concern?

Do not peel skin: Sunburn behaves like second degree burn a lot of time. Soothing lotions help. If worse do see a doc for some Rx creams like silvedene. Do not want to create secondary infections. ...Read more

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I got sunburn on my face, mainly my nose and middle of forehead. It has been peeling and now I have DARK red blotches/spots there. What do I do?

I got sunburn on my face, mainly my nose and middle of forehead. It has been peeling and now I have DARK red blotches/spots there. What do I do?

Aloe, cool cloth: Find a moisturizer that is unscented, alcohol free and contains aloe. If you can get your hands on an aloe plant you can just break the leaf open and rub the gel contained in the leaf directly on the burn as well. Cool compresses prior to putting on the moisturizer will also help with the pain. Finally, prevention is the key in the future. SUNSCREEN EVERY TIME you go outdoors or face skin cancer! ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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My face is peeling and red bumps are appearing. It's not a sunburn so what is it?

My face is peeling and red bumps are appearing. It's not a sunburn so what is it?

Can not be diagnosed: Using this forum. Encourage you to be evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My face is dry and peeling. It's not a sunburn, what else could it be?

My face is dry and peeling. It's not a sunburn, what else could it be?

Products?: Ate you using any skin care products on your face? Many times, a retinoid like retin a, (tretinoin) etc. Will cause drying of the skin and peeling. If that is the case, you may want to use a stronger moisturizer or cut the use of the retinoid back to 3 times a week. See a dermatologist to get on a good regimen. ...Read more