Usually, we do our best to avoid sunburn by applying sunscreen to our skin. Still, burns can happen and often results in peeling skin. This occurs when the outer layers of skin cells are so damaged by the sun that they die and peel. Unfortunately, you can’t fix the damage, and there’s not much you can do to prevent it from peeling off. However, you can tend to the skin with gentle, non-irritating moisturizers to soothe the area while it is healing.