Sensitive skin Expert Advice

One of the most common skin conditions you may be experiencing is sensitive skin. Sensitive skin can occur on any part of the body, but it generally affects the face, hands, legs and arms. Although not medically harmful, sensitive skin symptoms can become very uncomfortable. Your skin will most likely not be producing enough sebum (oil), so it will not have the protective oil layer which the skin needs to stop it becoming over-sensitive. Therefore, sensitive skin is often prone to dryness and irritation.

Sensitive skin symptoms include:

1 Blotchy, pink/red skin patches
2 Rashes which can become painful
3 Irritated, itchy skin
4 Broken veins on the nose and cheeks
5 In direct heat or sunlight, your skin may quickly feel tight, red or stinging
6 Dry, flaky, tight or sore skin



Heredity – sensitive skin can be genetic, especially if family members have blemished skin conditions.


Cosmetics – certain cosmetic products can irritate sensitive skin and make it much worse. Other products can block pores, which prevent the sebum (oil) glands from functioning properly.

Dyes, fragrances and chemicals

Dyes, fragrances and chemicals – can aggravate and harm the skin.

Poor diet

Poor diet – a lack of essential nutrients and not enough fluid can damage and dehydrate the skin, making it more sensitive.

Changes in the weather

Changes in the weather – fluctuating temperatures and humidity affect the rate that sebum (oil) is produced, which can cause skin sensitivity.


Hormonal imbalance – skin often becomes more sensitive during pregnancy, times of stress and as you get older.

The majority of My Body Temple’s products are designed for sensitive skin. We use the mildest natural ingredients to nourish, hydrate and deeply soothe sensitive skin. They include the best cleansers, moisturisers and body creams for sensitive skin, providing essential nutrients, ultimate moisture and daily protection without blocking pores.


Face wash - Honey and Chamomile Cleansing Milk

Toner - Rose Floral Water Spritz

Moisturiser - Marine Collagen and Silk Protein Cream

Body - Vanilla & White Chocolate Body Lotion

Hands - Apricot Hand Cream