How to Stop Peeling Skin

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Your skin goes through a natural peeling process. During this complex 28-day cycle, old skin cells are sloughed away while new ones are being produced. The replacement of old skin with new skin is a natural process. However, sunburn, blisters, dry skin and certain other conditions can cause unnatural peeling of the skin. By employing the remedies below, you can safely and effectively stop skin peeling as a result of those causes.

Things You'll Need

  • Moisturizer cream
  • Mint leaves
  • Blender
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Vitamin E oil

Apply a high-quality moisturizing cream. Moisturizers stimulate the skin's production of collagen and elastin, thereby causing the skin to gain volume and tighten, stopping peeling. When you are purchasing a moisturizer, read the ingredients and make sure they contain antioxidants--compounds that repair damaged skin--and hayluronic acid, a substance that stimulates collagen growth. Moisturizing creams can be found in drug stores.

Apply fresh mint leaf paste to your peeling skin. The oils and active ingredients in mint leaves can hydrate your skin, preventing it from peeling further. Place one cup of mint leaves in a blender and blend until the leaves turn into a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly afterward. Do this once a day. Store the excess mint leaf paste in the refrigerator for future use.

Apply pure aloe vera gel to peeling skin. The aloe vera plant contains potent agents that can sooth, moisturize and restore balance to peeling skin. Apply the gel to the affected area for 30 minutes twice daily, especially after showering. You can find aloe vera gel at your local health food store.

Apply vitamin E oil to the affected area. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help reduce the redness associated with peeling skin while keeping it moisturized. Gently rub the oil on the affected area and leave on overnight. Do this once a day, preferably before going to bed.

Tips & Warnings

  • You should consult your doctor if your peeling skin is accompanied by a fever.

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References

  • Medical Diagnosis and Treatment; Stephen J. McPhee, MD; 2006
  • The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicines, Matthew Wood; September 1997
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