Causes of dry skin on face


Usually, dry skin on the face is due to a lipid deficit in the facial barrier. When lipid oils in the skin are deficient, the skin retains water poorly, leading to dehydration and dryness, and visible dry skin on the face. There are many factors which can cause dry skin on face such as environmental factors e.g. dry climate, excessive UV exposure or harsh temperatures, use of skincare products or contact with chemicals e.g. chlorine in swimming pools which dehydrate the skin, genetics / medical skin conditions such as eczema.

Causes of sensitive skin on face


Sensitive skin is a condition that people of all skin types and ages can experience. Often, it is only visible when applying irritating products such as creams or sunscreen. The symptoms are red, itchy skin, irritability to touch or light, stiffness, or stretched, cracked or burning skin.

Causes of sensitive skin reactions include:
  • Medical skin disorders e.g.eczema or rosacea
  • Allergic allergic skin reactions such as allergic contact dermatitis
  • Overly dry or injured skin that can no longer protect nerve endings
  • Excessive exposure to harsh environmental factors such as UV exposure, dry climate or excessive heat or cold
  • Genetic factors, age, gender and race are also likely to play a role in the aetiology of sensitive skin.
What is the difference between dry skin and sensitive skin?
It is hard to tell the difference between dry and sensitive skin since one usually leads to another. Dry skin is particularly prone to sensitivity and sensitive skin is often dry.The important thing is to apply the right treatment to avoid signs of dryness and injury. Usually, dry skin on the face is due to a lipid deficit in the facial barrier. When lipid oils in the skin are deficient, the skin retains water poorly, leading to dehydration and dryness, and visible dry skin on the face. When dehydration occurs the skin barrier fails, leading to the water related disorders of visible dryness and irritation. These in turn lead to other disorders such as sensitivity and hypersensitivity.


What Are My Treatment Options For Dry Skin Or Sensitive Skin

The best way to fight sensitive skin and dry skin on the face is to replenish the water in the skin barrier and enable it to be retained by restoring the balance of lipids through treatments and the correct skin care products. Dr Leah Clinics offer multiple in-clinic treatments which can dramatically help improve dry skin and we offer a FREE remote skin analysis service where we can review the products you are currently using and ensure that you are not exposing your skin to sensitising agents and make a recommendation of which products are best from your skin, which can be purchased directly from our online shop.

Dr Leah Clinic best treatments for dry skin on face:

Why Choose Dr Leah Clinics To Treat Dry Skin On Face?

  • At Dr Leah Clinics we have developed our own bespoke facial treatment to target this concern – the Rehydration and brightening Facial.
  • Dr Leah Clinic also offer profhilo injectable treatment and these two treatments can be combined to give exceptional hydrating results.
  • Dr Leah Clinic aesthetic therapists are skincare experts and we are able to offer medical skincare such as Obagi, which works well alongside our rehydration facial or Profhilo treatment to rehydrate the skin and repair the skin barrier.
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Common Questions

Where Can I Have The Best Dry Skin Treatment?

The rehydration facial and Profhilo injectable treatments are available at Dr Leah’s London and Essex Clinics.
*Results may vary from person to person