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How do you avoid peeling after a sunburn?

Asked by mssamayray (103points) May 25th, 2008 from iPhone
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Awww's avatar

Take lots of cold baths.
Yet, don’t forget that peeling is your bodies way of getting rid of damaged cells, you don’t want to get rid of the peeling itself. Use cooling gel to warm the sunburned area, use lotions and creams to help cool the area. Avoid fatty creams, they make it harder to heal the skin.

marinelife's avatar

You don’t if the burn was bad enough. Keep your burned skin moist with aloe gel (go for the purest possible).

Alina1235's avatar

Lots and lots of moisturizer! Aloe vera helps too….

sarbee's avatar

I’ve tried slathering on the aloe and lotion to avoid peeling but I have never found a way to stop it, just delay it

Trance24's avatar

Lots of Aloe and moisturizers. Keeps your skin moist so it doesn’t dry out from the sunburn and peel.

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