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    What do you call when your skin is dry that is starts to peel?

    pruning skin -- Is this when your skin has been in water too long? Is it the same?


    Which one is correct?
    What is the different?
    The weather is cold to me
    The weather is cold for me

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    What do you call when your skin is dry that is starts to peel?
    Rough skin. But the reason for the dryness would be taken into account, and severe dehydration or the need for a moisturiser may lead to medical naming for the condition.
    pruning skin -- Is this when your skin has been in water too long? Is it the same?
    Because the skin becomes wrinkled in water, and looks like a prune, prune is used to describe it but you do not say 'pruning'. That term is used for tasks in the garden: pruning roses, pruning shrubs - that is to cut them back, to cut off parts of the plant(s).
    When a person comes out of a cold sea and looks wrinkled on hands and feet especially you could say; you look like a prune!


    Which one is correct?
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    The weather is cold to me
    The weather is cold for me
    The weather feels cold to me.
    This cold weather is not for me, I prefer warmth.
    The weather is too cold for me.
    The weather is cold enough for me (that is I can stand it this cold but not any colder).

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    If the skin is peeling due to a burn, we describe it as "peeling." If it is due to dryness, we describe it as "flaking."

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    Hi there,
    Can I say like this?
    My finger's skin is flaking.
    My finger's skin is rough.

    How do you describe the skin around finger nail, and the skin is peeling?

    Thanks
    pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    Can I say like this?
    My finger's skin is flaking.
    My finger's skin is rough.

    How do you describe the skin around finger nail, and the skin is peeling?

    Thanks
    pete
    Both sentences you wrote are correct, but it would probably sound better in conversation to say "the finger on my skin is flaking" or "the finger on my skin in dry and flaking." If the skin is very dry, but not peeling or flaking, then it could be described as "rough." Dry skin around the finger nail that peels or tears is called a "hangnail."

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    The skin around the fingernails and toenails is called 'the cuticle'.

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    And the part where the finger/toe starts to get sensitive is called 'the quick'. Hence the idiom 'cut to the quick'.

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