What is sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin is a common term to describe skin that is hyper-reactive to any stimulus, whether from topical applications like creams, sun or artificial UV light sources or climatic changes such as a dry or cold environment. The skin may erupt with pimples, rashes, tiny blisters or become excessively dry and change color. Other symptoms are also common such as itching, burning, pain or a tingling and prickling sensation. Usually there is some redness of the affected skin. Although many of these symptoms are seen with generalized skin irritation and various skin diseases, the term ‘sensitive skin’ denotes a situation where the skin reacts to these stimuli quicker than it does in most people.