About Skin Peeling
Peeling Skin is a sign that the upper layer of the skin has been damaged in some way and that the body is making new skin cells to replace it. That’s right, though skin peeling looks horrible, it is also something that only happens as the lower layer of the skin – the dermis – is sending new cells upward to replace the older ones.
Skin exists in three levels – the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous fat. The epidermis is the outermost level and is what you can call peeling skin (even though there are two more layers left behind). This skin peeling usually occurs after a burn, injury, or sun damage has occurred.
Basically, any peeling skin is going to be dead or dying skin. This means that it can also happen when the skin is diseased or infected, or even if the person has an underlying medical condition. For example, those prone to psoriasis outbreaks or eczema will also deal with the itching, rash, and skin peeling that is common to the conditions as well.
Does this mean that peeling skin can be ignored? No…not at all. You cannot even reasonably say something like “it’s just a sunburn” because there are risks to the body when skin is burned to the point of peeling. Whenever you have this classic symptom of a problem with the body, it is imperative that you visit a physician immediately.
The remedies for skin that is peeling vary according to the “trigger” or reason for the issue. For example, people with psoriasis may be required to use special moisturizing creams while others with burns or infections may have to have topical medications applied too. No one should ignore peeling conditions on the skin because they are a very obvious sign that something has occurred, and this means that proper treatment is essential.
If you have questions about skin peeling and skincare treatments contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dermatologist.