According Deirdre Hooper, an assistant clinical professor at the LSU Department of Dermatology, sensitive skin is a complaint and not a medical condition. People will often have complaints that their skin doesn’t look or feel good due to redness, itching, and flaking.
Conditions with these symptoms are:
Rosacea — linked with environmental triggers and characterized by redness and excessive flushing on the cheeks.
Eczema — a genetic condition but can be triggered by over-exfoliation and use of harsh products.
Contact dermatitis — caused by an allergy and an irritation. Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by getting into contact with the skin.
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