Skin concerns

Dry and Sensitive

What causes dryness, sensitivity, rosacea and psoriasis?

Dry skin can be hereditary but there are other causes that may exasperate it. A low fat diet will increase dryness, low water intake and excessive UV exposure. Incorrect skin care can also dry skin out and it will also occur with a lack of essential fatty acids

Skin that is in a stressed, inflamed state can be caused by internal or hereditary factors, surface factors (such as a reaction to products applied, topical steroids, post laser treatment or surgery) or disease (eczema, asthma). As you age your skin also becomes more sensitive.

About Face Skin-Changing Courses for dryness, sensitivity, rosacea and psoriasis:

Omnilux Light Therapy - Glow

“The other night, my partner said my skin was glowing. I want that all the time.”

Omnilux Light Therapy is our go-to solution to restore overall skin health and radiance to skin of any age, colour or skin type. It is also great for treating breakouts, acne, psoriasis and skin sensitivity and aiding healing after surgery. Gentle yet effective, it hydrates, clears congestion and plumps fine lines. It is also the perfect complement to reinforce the results of Fraxel, Clear + Brilliant, Collagen Induction Therapy and IPL. Suitable for everyone and for all ages, learn more

About Face Facials for dryness, sensitivity, rosacea and psoriasis:

The Power of Three Facial- $259.00

Winner of NZ's Best Facial at NZ Best in Beauty 2016! Our most potent, signature skin treatment facial, using a bespoke combination of three technologies to address all facets of the skin with a good dollop of pampering on the side. First, we remove dead skin (Skin Peel or Microdermabrasion), then we rejuvenate and soften (Omnilux Light Therapy) and thirdly we plump away the wrinkles (Active Vitamin Infusion with Sonophoresis.) It’s the ultimate quick fix if you want results for a special occasion. 75 minutes.

Lifestyle Tips for sensitivity, rosacea and psoriasis:

For dryness: Increase your water intake to at least two 750ml bottles of water per day. Also increase the essential fatty acids in your diet (eat more fatty fish such as salmon, plus more walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds and LSA) or take an evening primrose oil supplement.

For sensitivity: Topically Vitamin A and E and Colostrum help with healing and normalising the skin. Avoid use of topical steroids, drying masks and foaming cleansers. Internally high Essential Fatty Acids (found in oily fish, leafy green vegetables, nuts and Efamol supplements), Vitamin B and Zinc are great to heal skin. Try to eat as close to nature as possible and test to see if you have a dairy or wheat allergy. Other things to avoid include spicy hot foods, alcohol and coffee. Try to avoid preservatives and consider seeing a naturopath for more individual advice. Avoid sun exposure and apply a sunscreen on your face daily. Try to minimise stress and exposure to hot and cold temperatures and water extremes.