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Monday, October 20, 2014
Skin Care and Diseases
I got a mild sunburn on my arms in early July and they are now peeling. Is there any thing I can do to help with the peeling? I think it looks bad.
Peeling skin is dead skin. You can try to apply moisturizer to decrease the dryness and/or gently exfoliate while in the shower with a soft washcloth but only time and future use of sunscreen will remedy the situation.
Tatiana M Oberyszyn, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Associate Professor of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University