Pick off as much loose skin as possible. Wash your hands and pull at the edge of the peeling spot, and discard sloughed skin in the trash. Peeling skin normally lifts off easily, so put on the brakes if it clings to your nose.
Dab a little sticky aloe vera gel over the dark spot. As you peel, dead skin cells cling for dear life to living cells, often causing a dark spot of accumulated cells. Aloe gel plumps up dry cells, encouraging them to let go and move along.
Rinse away the aloe with cool water and add a drop of exfoliating facial cleanser to a loofah sponge. Scrub the dark spot with the rough sponge, applying pressure as you move the sponge over the spot. Splash water on your nose to rinse, and rub with a towel to dry.
Coat the clear spot with a little moisturizer. Skin peels because it is parched for moisture, so apply a thin layer and let it soak in completely before putting on makeup or crashing out for a little beauty sleep.
Protect against future spots with sunscreen. Look for a greaseless sunscreen specifically designed for faces and apply it under your makeup. It may add a few minutes to your beauty routine, but it beats looking like a wrinkled old dalmatian.
If the dark spot doesn’t come off after washing, or if it’s painful or bleeding, see your dermatologist.