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Key reasons why your face might be peeling

17th September 2014

Chances are, if you recently experienced sunburn, you are probably aware of it; although sometimes the burns may seem healed before the peeling begins. The reason this happens is because the skin cells were burnt so badly they were killed off, causing the top layer to peel off. The skin on your face is likely to be the most sensitive part of your body exposed to UV rays so it's essential you take proper care of it with strong SPF coverage.

Dry skin

Keep the skin on your face clean and moisturized. If you don't keep your skin hydrated, it could cause the cells to come apart and cause the skin to flake. Use a moisturiser for your particular skin type and drinks plenty of water.


If you've recently used a new skin product or even a detergent, such as a new washing powder, this can irritate your skin and cause redness or itching. Try to identify what you've used differently recently and avoid any further use, or if the irritation persists consult your GP.

Skin Conditions

Inflammatory skin conditions often lack a proper cure, and require advice from a GP before beginning any treatment. Conditions like seborrheic dermatitis and eczema may sometime cause skin on the face to flake and peel.

Although there are a number of remedies to help, knowing the reason behind why our skin is peeling should be a top priority. Only then should you look into treatments, as it will vary massively depending on the cause.

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