Sensitive skin

The difficulty in the preparation of a scientific definition of the term "sensitive skin" is in the fact that there is little measurable objective criteria for this phenomenon. The condition of the protective acid mantle (i) whether the hydrolipid film, and thus the operation of the epidermal barrier, however, plays a key role in the sensitivity of the skin. Measurement of the transepidermal water loss (TEWL) provides information on the barrier function, but even if there are no visible skin changes occur, it may indicate an increase in TEWL value at an impaired barrier function.

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