Skip Nav
Workouts
25 No-Equipment Moves That Transform Your Body
Healthy Recipes
12 Smoothies That Satisfy Intense Chocolate Cravings
Healthy Recipes
6 Ways to Make Chinese New Year a Healthy Celebration

Guess What?

What could this be? If you want to know,

If you thought it was blistering skin, you are right!

These blisters are not caused by sun poisoning, those tend be more yellowish and follow extreme sunburn. This blistering happens a few days after you get a mild sunburn. The sunburn kills the tops layers of your skin and this "bubbling" of the skin is the first step in the peeling process. Moisture and heat become trapped under the dead layers of skin forming tiny bubbles on your skin.

These little blisters don't hurt though because they're filled with air, not liquid. They do, however, make your skin really itchy. Don't pick at your skin since this will expose the new skin before it is ready. Instead, moisturize your skin multiple times daily.

Fit's Tips: To speed up the shedding process and combat the itch, I like to gently exfoliate in the shower with moisturizing soap and bath gloves. Then when you get out of the shower, while your skin is still damp, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Around The Web

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
lizcat89 lizcat89 7 years
I've had this several times. My back is covered with it right now. Those blisters certainly are filled with liquid . . . when popped, smashed, or poked with a pin, they leak fluid. It hurts like crazy.
jmmst49 jmmst49 8 years
I have had this a few times. It is the most uncomfortable thing to happen when you have a sunburn.
mollipop mollipop 8 years
I only recognized the sunpoisoning because I've seen it on a pale-skinned, horribly sunburned friend before :-(.
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 8 years
Yikes!! I'm glad I use sunscreen!!!!
zc zc 8 years
i got it right..its happened to me more than once!
Nygymnist Nygymnist 8 years
ew i just thought it was sweat and reading about this nasty stuff is making me feel nauseus(can never spell that word)thank god my skin doesnt get burned i get goergous tans
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 8 years
sweat or a wet orange lol....but blisters, eww!
bee-f bee-f 8 years
I thought it was sweat..like everybody else! lol
sunsophia sunsophia 8 years
I think I just threw up a lil bit
screammylungzout screammylungzout 8 years
i thought it was sweat or water from a pool or shower or something...
rubialala rubialala 8 years
I thought sweaty skin. I haven't had this before, but I have had the sun poisoning kind and it is NOT fun.
sweet_potato sweet_potato 8 years
Thank God I have never had such a bad sunburn!
rlveronica rlveronica 8 years
Ew. I thought it was sweaty skin too!
Sonnshine Sonnshine 8 years
Ooh, I thought a sweaty skin..
Latest Fitness
X