The parts of the body appear commonly in dreams because we are so ‘body conscious’ in daily life. Some parts grow and fall away, like the skin, teeth, fingernails and hair. They represent growth and where you stand in relationship to your sense of time or the need to let go of the past. Skin represents the most obvious aspect of who you are, and can symbolize the self from a sense of surface awareness, as in ‘only skin deep.’ Focusing on something on the skin can represent an issue that is bugging you. The skin can also symbolize what is blocking your feelings or the need to express yourself. Seeing skin peeling off in a dream can symbolize personal transformation. See Anatomy and Body Parts.