Causes And Ways To Deal With Flaking Neck Skin?
Good evening, I want to ask, I’m a 21-year-old woman, I have a complaint. Why is the skin around the back of my neck like to peel myself for the past year? Usually pauses 1-2 months later to peel. Whereas before it had never been like that. What do you think that is? And how do I prevent the skin on my neck from peeling again? Thank you
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First of all, I want to confirm first, what kind of exfoliation do you mean? Does the skin only look dry and scaly, or do you see a thick enough layer that peels off leaving a thinner, redder layer of skin underneath? Are there other symptoms, such as the appearance of blisters on the skin, pain or itching in the peeling area? Do you use certain medications (acne medications) or apply certain products to your neck?
Basically, human skin will always change, old skin in the top layer will peel replaced by new skin underneath. This exfoliation will usually not be very visible unless you rub your skin hard when you take a shower or dry your body (it will usually only look like small scales that are separated from the skin). Other things that can cause peeling such as scales on the neck include dry skin, fungal infections, dermatitis or inflammation of the skin (for example due to allergies or irritation due to certain substances that come in contact with the skin), eczema, psoriasis.
If you mean the presence of a thick enough layer that is peeling from the skin of your neck, then several possible causes are deep skin burns, excessive friction on the skin, autoimmune diseases (pemphigus vulgaris or bullous pemphigoid). If this condition you are experiencing, you should do a check with a dermatologist for further evaluation.
If you only experience flaking like scaly skin, then you can try to apply a skin moisturizer in your neck area, especially after bathing (you can apply it as often as possible when the skin feels dry neck). Choose a skin moisturizer that does not contain fragrance so as not to cause irritation to the skin. If the exfoliation is accompanied by a skin that feels thickened, aches or itching on the skin, or the condition does not improve after you apply a moisturizing skin, do a checkup with a dermatologist also to find the exact cause and given further treatment.
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