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How to Hide Peeling Skin

author image Kimberly Johnson
Kimberly Johnson is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in various online publications including eHow, Suite101 and Examiner. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and began writing professionally in 2001.
How to Hide Peeling Skin
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Flaky, peeling skin usually results due to causes including dry winter air, excessive sun exposure and overuse of harsh skin products. Although the peeling eventually stops, the appearance of the skin is unsightly and often embarrassing until it does. Hiding peeling skin is a challenge due to the unevenness of the skin’s texture. However, treating the dryness before attempting to hide the peeling allows you to successfully disguise the problem areas.

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Step 1

Pour a dime-sized amount of mild facial scrub into your hand. Spread the scrub over the area of peeling skin, and gently massage it using small, circular motions. Continue massaging the area for 30 to 60 seconds. Rinse your skin with cool water until no trace of the facial scrub remains. Pat the skin dry with a towel using light, gentle pressure.

Step 2

Apply into your hand a dime-sized amount of lotion or facial moisturizer that contains aloe vera as one of the main ingredients. Then, gently spread the moisturizer over all peeling skin. Wait 10 to 15 minutes until the moisturizer absorbs into the skin.

Step 3

Apply a powdered foundation product -- in a color that matches your skin tone -- with a makeup sponge by dabbing it lightly over all areas where peeling occurred. Do not rub the sponge across the skin, as this will cause more peeling to occur.

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