While it may be tempting, don’t try to move it by manually peeling it. “[Peeling your skin] Can you prepare for poor or prolonged healing, increased irritation and inflammation, and even possible infection? ” Loretta Ciraldo, MD, a Miami-based board-certified dermatologist, told lure When it comes to treating sunburns, sometimes healthy skin inevitably sloughs off with damaged skin.

What to do if the burnt skin doesn’t peel?

So what does this mean for skin that doesn’t shed? “In some cases, if skin cells survive severe damage to their DNA, they can become cancer cells,” says Dr. Zeichner. The odds of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma—the “big three” skin cancers—increased with sun exposure.

That’s why it is so (emphasis so) It is important to apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30) every day – before heading outdoors or If you stay near a window – then reapply every few hours as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology. We’re fans of the Best of Beauty Award-winning EltaMD UV Restore Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 (for the face) and Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sheer Lotion SPF 50 (for the body). Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion SPF 30 and Hawaiian Tropical Antioxidant Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 are also great and affordable.

“Skin cancer is largely preventable,” Dr. Zeichner said. “Even a single sunburn can increase your risk of skin cancer later in life. If you get a blister burn, that risk doubles.” (That’s what happened unfortunately to this guy.)

How to prevent sunburn and peeling?

Your best bet for skipping the scaly feeling and lowering your risk of skin cancer is sun exposure: don’t get burned. It’s really simple.

“It’s like a car accident – don’t get yourself hurt, and wear your seatbelt,” Ava Shamban, MD, a Beverly Hills-based board-certified dermatologist, told lureIn addition to applying sunscreen, Shamban recommends wearing a hat, sitting in the shade, and opting for UV-blocking sunglasses when outdoors.