3 Causes Dry Peeling Skin
Our skin has three layers — epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. Skin peeling happens usually on the epidermal layer also called as the thinnest layer of skin, explains Dr Urvi Panchal, a dermatologist and cosmetologist based in Gurugram. The skin usually feels dry and flaky, and sometimes it might also turn a bit red and irritable if your skin starts peeling.
Here are some of the common causes of peeling skin:
Overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage the skin’s outermost layer, leading to peeling, redness and discomfort. It is also the most common cause of skin peeling, the expert tells Health Shots.
2. Dry skin
Dry Skin doesn’t have the necessary moisture or natural oils. So when the skin becomes excessively dry, it can crack and then peel. Harsh weather conditions, low humidity or excessive bathing with hot water and harsh soaps can worsen it.
3. Skin conditions
Dermatitis, infections such as athlete’s foot and ringworm can lead to peeling skin when they recover. These conditions require appropriate medical treatment to resolve, says Dr Panchal. Eczema, psoriasis and autoimmune disorders can also lead to peeling of skin. Identifying and managing the underlying condition is essential for addressing peeling skin in these cases.