When your skin turns red from too much sun exposure, you know you’re in for a painful ride. Sunburn can be prevented by applying sunscreen regularly. However, if you fall asleep before re-applying, you may end up with a dangerous burn. The UV rays from the sun can mutate your DNA, causing skin cancer. To prevent skin cancer, your skin should start to peel. It may take a few days, but once your skin peels, the dead, damaged cells leave your body and your body begins to repair itself.
Skin peeling from sunburn is actually your body’s way of protecting you from cancer