Sensitive skin has been compromised by environmental stresses and is characterized as easily irritated, fragile, thin, and red. Rosacea and vascular conditions are common with sensitive skin. The goal with this skin type is to use products that are extremely gentle, nonirritating, calming, and protective.
Dehydrated skin is a lack of water in the skin. This can happen due to over-exfoliation, harsh product use, medications, and the environment. The goal with this skin type is to use products that help keep the skin hydrated. Using products with humectants will draw water back into the skin while occlusive products will help prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL).