You can also try whole milk to help get rid of the peeling skin on your face. The fat in milk works as a moisturizer for dry and peeling skin. Also, the lactic acid in milk works as a mild cleanser to get rid of dead skin cells.
- Soak a washcloth in cold whole milk. Wring out the excess milk. Put the washcloth over your face for about 10 minutes, then rinse your face using lukewarm water. Repeat 3 times daily until your skin looks healthy.
- Alternatively, mix equal quantities of warm milk and honey. Rub the mixture gently onto the areas with peeling skin, then wait 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. Use this treatment twice daily for about 1 week.
Applying anything externally will not be successful if you do not keep your body hydrated from within.
To keep your body hydrated so that skin-cell turnover happens quickly, drinking enough water is important. Always bear in mind that dehydration is one of the contributing factors for peeling skin.
You must try to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. However, the amount may vary depending on your age, health condition, activity level and the climate where you live.
Along with water, cucumber juice, coconut water, and green tea can help keep your skin supple. Eating plenty of antioxidant-rich fruits, such as berries and watermelon, and vegetables, such as kale and bell peppers, also help hydrate the skin cells.
At the same time, avoid dehydrating drinks like alcohol and caffeine, which can actually force more water out of your system then they put in.
- While you may be tempted to remove the peeling skin as quickly as possible, this should be avoided as you need to allow time for the skin underneath to heal.
- Avoid the temptation to scratch peeling skin, as this will only increase your risk of infection.
- Exfoliate your face a few times per week to remove dry, flaky skin.
- Choose the right facial cleanser for your dry face. Look for one that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which depletes moisture from the skin. Instead, use one that is free of fragrance and dyes.
- Keep your face covered when needed and especially when going out.
- Protect your skin from sunlight by using a sunscreen, regardless of whether your skin is peeling due to a sunburn or due to dryness.
- You should also protect the skin on your lips with a lip balm that has an SPF of at least 15.
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat while driving or walking around outside to protect your skin from sun exposure.
- Avoid hot showers and baths, which can dry out the skin and cause irritation that can lead to peeling.
- Seek medical care right away if you have a severe sunburn.