Why does skin peel when it is dry?

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The skin peels (in medical terms, this is called desquamation) when the epidermis has suffered harsh treatment, which often results in dryness whether visible or not.

The most common example is sunburn, majorly aggressive to the skin, which then eracts by becoming red or peeling.

Dry skin is a sign of a suffering epidermis; its cells flake off excessively which shows up as thin scales or squamae.