Sensitive Skin, Defined

A reader wrote in to the Dermatology Times with a great question: What exactly is sensitive skin?

As much as 60% of the population claims to have sensitive skin, which is a significant amount. So is the condition really more than a marketing term?

Yes, it is. But sensitive skin has not always been so easy to define. Fifteen years ago, a panel met to do just that.

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What does having ‘sensitive skin’ really mean?