What is skin peeling

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Monday, January 10, 2022 3:00 PM

What is skin peeling

Skin peeling can be defined in two ways, namely:

  • Unintended skin peeling: It is the loss of the upper layer of the skin as a result of direct damage to the skin, such as sunburn or inflammation, or due to a weak immune system or infection with other diseases, and the symptoms of skin peeling caused by diseases and burns coincide with other symptoms, such as: a rash Itching, dryness and other skin irritation problems that should be seen by a doctor. [1]
  • Intended skin peeling: It is the application of substances on the skin to exfoliate the upper layer of the skin to get rid of the damaged skin, and to obtain a more youthful and rejuvenated complexion. [2]

Types of skin peeling

Chemical peeling

Chemical peeling is the application of chemicals to the skin that will get rid of skin cells, which allows the skin to replace these cells with new and renewed cells, which are usually smoother and less wrinkled than old skin cells, and this is done by following the following steps: [3]

  • Go to the dermatologist's or cosmetic consultant's room.
  • Thoroughly cleanse the skin with an agent that removes excess oils, taking care to protect the eyes and hair.
  • Apply one or more chemical solutions, such as: glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid or carbolic acid (phenol) to small areas of the skin.
  • These substances create a controlled wound in the skin, which allows new and regenerated skin cells to appear.

Natural peeling

Peel Natural is peeling skin and regeneration of skin cells by removing dry skin cells and dead using one of effective natural materials at home, such as citrus fruits that can be used to peel the skin as follows: [4]

  • Squeeze a lemon and an orange in a small bowl.
  • Heat the juice in the microwave until hot and warm.
  • Add a packet of unflavored gelatin to the juice, and stir it until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Set the bowl aside until the mixture is comfortable to touch.
  • Apply the mixture to the skin.
  • Leave it on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.
  • Pat the skin dry.
  • Apply the preferred and appropriate moisturizer to the skin.


  1. Mayo Clinic Staff, "Peeling skin , " www.mayoclinic.org , Retrieved 24-3-2018. Edited.
  2. NGOZI OGUEJIOFO (18-7-2017), "Benefits of a Facial Peel" , www.livestrong.com , Retrieved 24-3-2018. Edited.
  3. "Chemical peel treatments" , www.webmd.boots.com , Retrieved 24-3-2018. Edited.
  4. MH DYER (14-8-2017), “How to Make Your Own Strong Skin Peel at Home” , www.livestrong.com , Retrieved 24-3-2018. Edited.