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    My skin is discolored from where my sunburn peeled?

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    Forgive me, this is only like the third sunburn I've had. Ok. My shoulders got decently burnt about a week ago, I was treating them with aloe and moisturizing in hopes they wouldn't peel, but alas they started yesterday. The skin is just kind of coming off by itself, I'm not peeling it on purpose. Where the skin has peeled, it's pale. Like I have tan skin where the burn is healed and isn't peeling, but now my shoulders are white. is this normal? Will it even out on its own? All I own are sleeveless tops so this is pretty troubling for me.
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    lol thats normal. i MIGHT even out if you get the white part tanned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savanna. View Post
    lol thats normal. i MIGHT even out if you get the white part tanned.
    FUUUU I don't wanna wear sweaters all summer! This is the worst.
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    it does that, just don't peel it yourself otherwise it'll cause scarring. Try some Vitamin E lotion or Bath & Body has some aftersun True Blue lotion that really helped me when I got burned last summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by january View Post
    FUUUU I don't wanna wear sweaters all summer! This is the worst.
    at least you aren't like my DH he has a life jacket and water shoe tan. his chest, stomach and back are as white as my ass and his arms, legs, neck face etc are so dark he looks hispanic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savanna. View Post
    at least you aren't like my DH he has a life jacket and water shoe tan. his chest, stomach and back are as white as my ass and his arms, legs, neck face etc are so dark he looks hispanic.
    that's unfortunate. Thank goodness I barely tan anyway so the color difference probably isn't even as stark as I feel like it is.
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    It will even out. It is just that your body had to form new skin where you were burnt. Just give it a little tan and make sure you put on extra sunscreen as it will be more susceptible to burning much faster since it is new skin.
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    yeah it'll even out. that happens to me every summer. normally on my chest, and after a few days i don't even notice the difference
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    It will even out if you haven't damaged your skin too much. I would suggest some sunscreen while you're healing because that new skin is very susceptible to damage and possibly even permanent scarring like hyper-pigmentation. Keep it moisturized as well. I think that's the cliff's notes version of what I was told in the burn unit.

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