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What is it?

A hypersensitive skin is caused by an impaired lipid bilayer where foreign objects can enter the skin more easily and cause damage to your skin cells. Over-reactive sensory nerves results in an overreaction towards stimulants that get into contact with the skin, causing itching, irritation, redness and sometimes flaking. These reactions are your body’s natural defence mechanism to get rid of the stimulant that it sees as an irritant.

Hypersensitive skin reactsquicker and more severely to irritability or discomfort than normal skin does. The hypersensitivityexperienced is normally itchiness,tightness, burning, tingling and redness. Hypersensitive skin can be treated if the cause is known, so you should speak to a skin care professional to determine the best cause of action.

In general, hypersensitive skin affects women more than men and people who have suffered from acne, rosacea, and eczema in the past are also more at risk to have hypersensitive skin. Age is also a factor with young children, teens and babies being susceptible. Untreated hypersensitive skin can eventually develop into skin allergies. There are various factors that can cause a reaction in hypersensitive skin include sudden temperature changes, the wind, sun exposure, excessive heat, stress and certain active ingredients in cosmetics.


The professionals at Laser Elite recommend the following products to use at home to help successfully treat and prevent hypersensitivity:

Nimue Therapeutic Facial

This facial reduces skin pore size, which improves overall skin health and softens the texture of your skin. This treatment uses a super hydrating mask leaving your skin feeling hydrated and fresh.


Cleansing Gel Lite

This is a soap free gel which helps hydrate the skin and does not cause any irritation.

Conditioner Lite

This alcohol-free product and will soothe, cool and calm the skin, it is also great for sunburnt skins.

Moisturiser Lite

This moisturizer assists with hydration and improves the texture of the skin.

Element Barrier

This element barrier helps to moisturize the outer layer of your skin and reduces inflammation and sensitivity.

Reduct Derma Balm

Reduct Derma Balm reduces redness and irritation on the skin.

Serra Cleansing Gel

This gel-cream cleanser is soap, fragrance, and paraben free, meaning it is perfect for daily use for people with sensitive or dry skin. It leaves the skin feeling wonderfully refreshed and hydrated, without an oily or greasy feel to the skin.

Serra Restore Cream

Serra Restore Cream will improve barrier function and hydrate your skin.

Serra Soothing Cream

This product restores impaired lipid bi-layers and hydrates your skin. Anti-inflammatory properties will help reduce irritation and redness.