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How to Get Rid of Peeling Skin on the Face, Fast

Peeling skin on face treatment 

Peeling skin on your face can be addressed with home remedies and medication. Most home remedies emphasize prevention, while traditional medication and facial treatments can sometimes heal dry skin that’s already peeling.

You may choose to use home remedies in tandem with a prescription that you get from a doctor.

Peeling skin on face causes

Dry skin is the most common skin condition, and it could be why your face is peeling. But there are a handful of other conditions that can cause the skin on your face to peel. By looking out for other symptoms, you may be able narrow down what’s causing your symptoms.

Here are some potential causes of peeling skin:

  • Sunburns. Red, irritated, and inflamed skin that’s been damaged by the sun will flake off slowly to expose new skin underneath.
  • Medications. Skin can peel as a side effect of certain medications. Blood pressure medications, penicillin, topical medications, and seizure medications can cause your skin to scale and peel off.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis. While this condition typically affects the scalp, it can also develop on your face and cause scaling, itching, redness, and peeling.
  • Eczema is an autoimmune condition marked by red or brown scaly patches, as well as peeling that can occur on your face.
  • Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by white, scaly patches of skin that can become red and peel. Psoriasis patches can be sore and painful.
  • Hypothyroidism happens when your body doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones, and it can cause fatigue, weight gain, thinning hair, and peeling skin.
  • Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that can cause broken blood vessels under your skin, swollen or red skin, and peeling skin on your face.
  • Staph and fungal infections. These dangerous infections are accompanied by headaches, fatigue, and inflamed skin at the site of the infection.
  • Allergic reaction to cosmetics or skin care products. Something you’ve applied to your face, like a new foundation or moisturizer, can clog pores and cause swelling or hives. Your skin may also dry up and shed once it’s been irritated, resulting in peeling skin on your face.
  • Niacin deficiency and vitamin A toxicity are nutritional conditions that can lead to peeling skin.
  • Peeling skin syndrome is a rare health condition in which patches of your skin become red and inflamed before peeling off.