Sensitive skin is more of a condition than an actual skin type. We are all prone to skin sensitivity at some point in our life. The skin is protected against outside invaders by the skin immune system and the physical protection barrier. However, when the immune system reacts with a heightened response to certain stimuli or antigen, it causes skin inflammation or irritation.
Some signs of sensitivity are thin and fine textured skin, dry and tight sensation, dryness, redness, itching, burning, flushing and stinging. Sensitive skin tends to be more fragile and it needs special, gentle care.