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ā€œShould I peel my sunburn?ā€

I am a 23 year old female and I have a sunburn. Should I peel my sunburn?

3 Answers

No
No. Do not peel your sunburn; it will slough off naturally. If you do, you may increase the risk of infection. To decrease the peeling skin, consider using Aloe Vera or a nice moisturizing cream on the affected areas.

Kaminska Dermatology Care Team
No, moisturize.

Suzanne Sirota Rozenberg, DO, FAOCD, FAAD