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What will happen after my sunburn peels? Will color match skin?

What will happen after my sunburn peels? Will color match skin?

It may: Over time, if you don't burn further, the skin tone should return to normal. I would recommend you use a sunscreen to protect you from further damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Skin is peeling and is extremely rough from a sunburn, help?

Skin is peeling and is extremely rough from a sunburn, help?

Burns: Cooling, cleaning and dressing are important. May need tetanus shot. Slivadene 1% cream, and possibly antibiotic, may need med for pain. For these, you need to see a doctor. ...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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How common is skin peeling after a sunburn?

How common is skin peeling after a sunburn?

Very.: In fact, peeling is a sign that your sunburn is healing, as the damaged skin is sloughed off and new skin replaces it. ...Read more

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How do you stop the peeling skin from sunburn?

How do you stop the peeling skin from sunburn?

Unavoidable: Once sunburned, damage has already happened, and peeling is unavoidable. Treatment is aimed at reducing the symptoms of pain, typically with oral Ibuprofen and moisturize a lot. ...Read more

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What are some ways to stop skin peeling after sunburn?

What are some ways to stop skin peeling after sunburn?

MOISTURIZE!: Use a water based cream. I like dml lotion and dml forte cream. They are unscented and hypoallergenic. They can be used topically anywhere on the skin as well. http://www.personandcovey.com/productdetail.asp?productid=19. ...Read more

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Is it okay to peel the skin after a sunburn?

Is it okay to peel the skin after a sunburn?

Don't peel skin.: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove flaking skin from mild sunburn? Peel it?

What is the best way to remove flaking skin from mild sunburn? Peel it?

Emollients: Add emoliients, especially ointment or cream based moisturizers, and use liberally and frequently. ...Read more

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How can I stop peeling my skin from a sunburn?

One deterrent: Think about how painful it will be if you start to tug on dead skin and accidentally pull up deep layers of skin. That makes me shudder just to think about it. ...Read more