Body skin can become sensitive for many reasons, ranging from environmental factors such as fluctuation in temperature to internal triggers such as hormonal change. While some people are predisposed to outbreaks of the condition, it is highly unpredictable and can appear at any time in an individual’s life. It can also appear anywhere on the body. Dry sensitive skin is not a disease, and having ‘sensitive skin’ is perfectly normal.
While there is no real cure for dry sensitive skin, understanding its causes, symptoms and ‘language’ can help you to address the condition by avoiding the stimuli that trigger reactions and protecting skin to minimise sensitivity.