How Do I Treat Dry Face Peeling?

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There are a few ways to help treat dry face peeling and sensitive skin. The first step is to protect your skin from the sun and to moisturize your skin. Cold compresses, mint juice, grated cucumber, and aloe vera may help soothe the skin as well as moisturizing it. The most common reason for peeling is sunburn, but other causes can include dermatological problems or infections.

Moisturizing your skin should help soften and soothe the skin, and may make dry skin peeling less noticeable. Drinking enough liquids is an important part of hydrating your skin, so if you're suffering from dry face peeling or sunburn, it may be helpful to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. There's also the option of using moisturizing creams or oils such as jojoba oil.

If you are struggling with dry face peeling and sensitivity because of sunburn, cold compresses may be helpful in drawing out the heat. Soaking a facecloth in cold water and wringing out the excess is the fastest way to make a cold compress. Another way to cool down the skin is to refrigerate the lotions you use on your skin before applying it.


Mint juice may help soothe the irritation of dry sun-burnt skin, and can be made at home using fresh mint leaves. You should mash the leaves, or blend them into a pulp and strain it. The juice can be stored in the refrigerator and can be applied to the skin using a ball of cotton.

Grated cucumber is also believed to soothe the skin, and may be a quick fix if you don't have mint leaves or aloe vera juice available. The grated cucumber can be refrigerated and used as a face pack. Using it in this way can help to help draw out the heat, and the cucumber juice may be helpful in reducing irritation.

Aloe vera may be helpful if you suffer from a dry face peeling in addition to redness and itchiness. It is said to have soothing qualities and may help speed up the healing process. Refrigerated aloe gel can also help draw the heat out of sun-burned skin.

Sunburn is one of the biggest causes of a dry face, peeling and redness, and this is why it's important to protect your skin against further damage. Wearing a hat and sunglasses can be very helpful in addition to applying sunscreen lotion with a high sun protection factor (SPF). Experts also recommend staying out of the sun when UV radiation is at its highest, generally from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The outer layer of the skin regenerates every 28 days, so if you suffer from a dry face peeling, itchiness or redness, these issues may be resolved in a short period of time. If natural remedies or moisturizers do not work it may be time to visit your doctor as dry skin, peeling, and itchiness can be signs of other skin problems or infections


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Another tip for healing dry, peeling facial skin is to apply your favorite moisturizing cream several times each day. When you moisturize frequently, your skin will be less likely to flake and peel.

In the morning before you apply makeup, be sure to smooth on some moisturizer first. Then, in the evening after you take a shower and wash your face, use a thicker moisturizing cream before going to bed. If you follow this routine daily, peeling facial skin should not be a problem for you.

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I have found that one of the best solutions for dry facial skin is olive oil. I use a facial cleanser that has olive oil in it, and when my skin is extra dry, I smooth on a small amount of pure extra virgin olive oil. These products moisturize my skin and make the peeling subside within a few days.

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