So you no longer resemble a lobster. Now you're a walking biohazard zone, shedding dead cells.
First, hands off. "The worst thing you can do is pick at peeling skin," says Jeffrey Dover, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine. "You'll cause even more damage."
Allow scaly skin to shed naturally, and focus on keeping the area well hydrated by slathering on a moisturizer rich in ceramides, such as Curél Sensitive Skin Remedy Fast Absorbing Daily Lotion for Dry, Sensitive Skin. "It will replenish the lipids you're losing from the upper layers of skin that are peeling off," says Brandt, who also recommends upping your water intake. "You lose more fluids when you're recovering from a burn." And avoid anti-aging ingredients until your skin returns to normal or you could develop a sensitivity to an ingredient.