Summer is fast approaching. That means everyone is sure to hit the beach in celebration the sunniest season of the year. While it’s common knowledge that you should always use sunblock to protect your skin from the sun, Unfortunately, sometimes a sunburn can still happen. Inevitably, your skin will begin to peel. Thankfully, there are many ways that you can get rid of flaky skin. You may be surprised by how simple they are to do.
Take a Cool Shower
Taking a shower with cold water can help remove flaky skin. Everyone loves a hot shower, but heat is known to actually help promote dry skin than combat it. You may not know this, but taking a cold shower can actually help boost your immune system, which causes the peeling process to go faster than normal. This can also help reduce any pain or irritation you may have on your skin due to the sun burn. Make sure to take a 10 – 15 minute shower to help reduce your body’s temperature, pain, and irritation.
Once your finished taking a cold shower, make sure to apply moisturizer to any flaky skin. This can help to soothe and hydrate your skin. Make sure to use a moisturizer that isn’t too oily for you skin, it can actually worsen flaky skin. Our O/Zero Oil Free Moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizer that helps to hydrate your skin with hyaluronic acid. This product is known to leave your skin soft with no excess oil. If your looking for a moisturizer that will help reduce flaky skin, then this one should surely do the trick. You can also use moisturizers that contain Calendula Extract and Plantain Extract. These are known to be calming ingredients that can help soothe skin without causing any irritation.
Sunburn and peeling skin can actually lead to dehydration. Make sure to drink your daily 8 cups of water to help the healing process move faster.
Avoid the Sun
This is one of the most important steps you can take when dealing with flaky skin. Being exposed to the sun can cause it to become much worse. This can also lead your skin to become dehydrated, leading to higher skin sensitivity. Try to stay indoors as much as you can until your skin is completely healed. If you do go outside, wear sunscreen and covered up clothing to prevent sun damage.
Let Your Skin Peel by Itself
Once you’ve followed each step, leave your skin alone. Don’t try peeling it yourself because it will only cause it to take longer to stop. It can also lead to permanent scarring. Lastly, peeling your skin by yourself can increase your chances of infection. If possible, pretend that it isn’t there. If you don’t think about it then it makes it easier to not pick at it.