What Is Dry / Sensitive Skin?

When the skin’s natural barrier is compromised, it becomes dehydrated and irritated, increasing susceptibility to environmental factors. Individuals with dry or sensitive skin may also be more prone to reactions from skincare products or environmental triggers.


Symptoms of Dry/Sensitive Skin can come in the form of:

  • Tightness or discomfort: Occurring particularly after cleansing or coming into contact with water, it may persist throughout the day and cause varying levels of discomfort.
  • Rough texture or flaky patches: Rough or uneven skin texture, with flaky or scaly patches, can be prone to irritation and may worsen if not properly addressed.
  • Redness or inflammation: Irritation, friction, or exposure to aggravating factors may lead to localised or widespread inflammation on the skin.
  • Itching or irritation: A compromised skin barrier allows external irritants to penetrate more easily. Scratching can further damage the skin, leading to a vicious cycle of irritation and damage.
  • Increased sensitivity: Reacts more readily to certain skincare products, chemicals, or environmental factors, such as temperature fluctuations, humidity, and pollution. Identifying and avoiding these triggers can help minimise skin reactions.
  • Fine lines or wrinkles: Dehydrated skin can exacerbate the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, as insufficient moisture affects the skin’s elasticity and plumpness.
  • Cracking or chapping: In extreme cases of dry and sensitive skin, the skin may become so dry and brittle that it cracks or becomes chapped. Improper care can lead to painful infection. Proper care and treatment can prevent infections and further complications.


Visual examination by a dermatologist along with a discussion of the patient’s medical history, lifestyle factors, and skincare routines. Additional tests may be performed to rule out other skin conditions or to determine potential triggers for sensitivity.

Treatment Options

Topical Solutions
Hyaluronic Acid / Collagen Fillers

Medical-Grade Facials
Light Therapy
Chemical peels
Laser resurfacing

Types Of Dry / Sensitive Skin

General dryness of the skin, often resulting from insufficient moisture, leading to a rough, scaly, or flaky appearance.

Persistent inflammatory skin disorder characterised by dry, itchy skin that may present as rashes, redness, or even small bumps, caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

A type of skin inflammation and sensitivity triggered by either an allergic response or irritation from exposure to a particular substance, manifesting as redness, itching, and sometimes blisters or rashes.

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Risk Factors

  • Age, especially older individuals
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Underlying skin conditions
  • Environmental factors
  • Frequent use of harsh cleansers or skincare products
  • Medical conditions or treatments that affect the skin’s barrier function

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Dr. Lee Hwee Chyen

Medical Director & Consultant Dermatologist

MBBS (S'pore) MRCP (UK) FAMS (Dermatology)

Special Interests In:
  • Paediatric Dermatology
  • Women’s Dermatology
  • Procedural Dermatology & Lasers

Dr. Lee Hwee Chyen is an accredited Adult & Paediatric dermatologist managing a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions. The clinic provides services for medical, surgical, cosmetic, women’s and paediatric dermatology.

  • MBBS (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • MRCP (Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom)
  • Specialist Accreditation Board, Dermatology (Singapore)
  • FAMS (Academy of Medicine of Singapore, Singapore)
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