Why does sun burn cause skin to peel?
When our skin is overly exposed to the sun’s harmful UVB Rays, our skin begins to become overwhelmed by the damage that is being inflicted on it. In attempt to get rid of the damaged skin cells, our skin begins to peel- which is why if you do not take care of your skin in the sun you will notice peeling patches.
Why does dry skin make your skin peel?
When our skin is lacking in nourishment, it becomes dry and can peel. This is because, in a similar way to sunburn, the skin is removing all dead skin cells. External environmental factors are always taking a toll on our skin, whether it be too much sun exposure or not enough, we need to find a healthy balance so that our skin can continue its natural processes. When environmental factors irritate or damage our skin, they skin cells cannot continue their natural processes so much shed the dead skin as fast as possible. When our skin is dry and starts to peel, we are shedding dead skin cells in order to continue on the skin cycle.