Half of women think they have sensitive skin, but often their skin is burning for them to address a much more specific problem.

By Petra Guglielmetti
October 26, 2017

If you think you have sensitive skin, you’re in good company. But dermatologists say the term is a big, unwieldy umbrella—one that can prevent us from addressing the true reasons we’re red. “There’s a good chance you’re undertreating your skin when you put yourself in this broad category,” says Kavita Mariwalla, a dermatologist in West Islip, New York. She estimates that only about 10 percent of people have sensitive skin. Here’s how to ID what’s really going on.

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