Dry Skin / Sensitive Skin / Combination.

Sensitive skin is due to environmental pollution, food or skin allergies. You will need to discover which compounds cause this sensitivity and inflammation. Combination skin happened when we do not have the even functioning of the sebum glands, resulting in some areas more oily and some areas with dry skin.

Symptoms of dry and sensitive skin.
Sensitive skin is a condition which can be experienced by all four skin types – dry, normal, oily and combination. As level of sensitivity increases, symptoms may included sensations of tightness and discomfort. More extreme symptoms, such as prolonged redness, rashes, itching, prickling, burning, swelling and scaling lead to skin being categorised as hypersensitive.
Relationship between dry & sensitive skin
Dry skin is usually sensitive, and might react with irritation if in contact with harsh detergents, soaps or unsuited cosmetic products. When the skin’s barrier function is disturbed, allergens, irritants, pollutants and micro organisms can penetrate the skin more easily.
Sensitive skin is not always related to dryness. In either case, it is important to avoid skin care products that contain irritating ingredients such as perfumes and colourants. Always check that the product is dermatologically tested on sensitive skin.
What causes facial skin to become dry and sensitive?
Internal factors include:

Genetics influences

Moisture levels in the skin are partly determined by genetics. Some people are genetically predisposed to dry and sensitive skin. Even in identical conditions, different people will have different skin types.


Hormonal changes due to puberty, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and the menopause can all affect skin’s resistance to irritants.

Skin diseases

Existing facial skin conditions ranging from dehydrated and dry skin to atopic eczema and acne can all result in skin becoming sensitive to irritants such as colourants, perfumes and alcohol.

External factors include:

Environmental influences

Over-exposure to the sun and lack of appropriate UV protection can cause skin to dry out and become irritated. The lack of humidity caused by central heating affects skin hydration too.


Certain medications and medical treatments (e.g. radiation therapy, dialysis or chemotherapy) can affect skin’s natural moisture balance.


A balanced diet helps the body function properly and build a defense against harmful diseases and conditions. Lack of nutrients affects the body internally and externally. Dry, flaky skin is a direct result of poor nutrition.


Lack of sleep, too much stress, smoking, improper skin care regimen can lead to sensitive and dry skin.

What is our recommended treatment?
SkinSavers Solution

47 therapy options, SkinSaver Plus can help create the right treatment pathway, so that you skin is neither too dry that the sebum glands will not over react while keeping the unaffected areas in perfect balance. Sensitivity can be controlled with a cryo and light based treatment.

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