Sensitive skin is a lay term rather than a medical diagnosis. It is generally used to describe skin with reduced tolerance to the application of cosmetics and personal care products. In surveys, approximately 50% of women and 40% of men may report having sensitive skin.
What is sensitive skin a symptom of?
Epidemiological studies have demonstrated a higher prevalence of sensitive skin in subjects with certain cutaneous disorders, such asatopic dermatitis(AD), psoriasis, acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis.