This is why you should never peel your skin when you have a sunburn


Don’t touch that sunburn!

Many of us simply can’t resist: peeling that sunburn when your skin starts to flake. If you forgot to cover yourself in sunscreen and you’ve got quite a sunburn, peeling skin is a logical result. We love pulling on those loosening skin flakes. It’s simply irresistible – we can’t help it! But it turns out that’s actually a pretty bad idea.

You’d better stop peeling your sunburn…


Of course, prevention is better than cure, so you should always make sure you use sunscreen before going out in the sun. However, we rarely get through an entire bottle of sunscreen in one summer, so we wondered if we can still use last year’s bottle. The answer is: yes, you can. But it is important to keep a few things in mind. For example, you should store the bottle in question in a specific way: don’t leave the bottle open after use and do place it in the shade. Also, make sure you store the product in a cool, dry place – away from the sun – during the year. Furthermore, there are a few things you should check before you use the product. If it smells strange or the texture has changed completely, you should throw it out anyway. But if it seems fine, you can definitely still use it.

But if it’s already too late and you’re sunburnt, you shouldn’t peel at it. Go to the next page to read all about why not!

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