Severe Sensitivity

“Severe skin sensitivity can occur due to an increased tendency of skin cells to release molecules causing inflammation which can lead to redness, swelling, pain, increased heat and loss of cell function. There may be many reasons why skin cells become over-sensitive. Physical triggers like sunlight, cold, heat and various chemicals can all cause an inflammatory reaction. The best way to address this common condition is to slowly increase exposure to vitamin A and antioxidants, in the process improving the barrier function and natural resilience of the skin with the result of less inflammation and skin sensitivity.” Dr Ernst Eiselen, MBChB, FRACGP.