Why does sunburned skin peel?

Answer Thickening of the outer layer of skin takes place when exposed to sunlight, as a protective measure, even before sunburn begins. Skin peeling is a sign that damage has already occurred. According t... Read More »

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How to Get Rid of Sunburned Skin?

Sunburn is the result of skin damage from too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, usually from the sun's rays or artificial sunlamps. Symptoms include red, swollen and painful skin that is war... Read More »

Remedy for Dry, Sunburned & Peeling Skin?

Sunburned skin is painful, tender and ugly, especially when it begins to peel. Although sunburn may seem like "no big deal," it is actually very serious and can lead to melanoma, or skin cancer. Ac... Read More »

What are the white spots on sunburned skin?

Having a little fun in the sun is great, as long as you take precautions to protect your skin. The suns ultraviolet rays can do serious damage to your skin. When spending 30 minutes or more in the ... Read More »

What is the skin called that peels off your body when you get sunburned?

When you are sunburned so badly that you peel, the layer of skin that comes off is the dermis. This is a second-degree burn because the first layer has been burned through to the second layer. Blis... Read More »