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Sensitive skin

The symptoms of sensitive skin include redness, flaking, itching, and burning and tight sensations. Sensitive skin can also quickly develop rashes with pustules, papules, or swelling. Sensitive skin reacts very quickly and often very strongly to external stimuli and environmental influences. These include cold, heat, irritating ingredients in cosmetics, sunlight, or environmental pollution. For example, redness and a burning sensation occur after a hot bath or the use of overly aggressive facial cleansers. People with sensitive skin usually have fairly light skin that is prone to sunburn.