Skin that tends to feel tingly, tight, redden, and feel uncomfortable, especially when exposed to external factors and products is sensitive skin. This type of skin is reactive and generally inflamed. Causes of sensitive skin include overly dry or injured skin, underlying skin disorders related to immune system dysfunction, excessive exposure to the elements like sun, wind, excessive heat or cold, factors like genetics, age, gender and ethnicity. Sensitive skin is prone to breakouts, stinging, reddening, flare-ups and allergic responses. Sensitive skin friendly products have fewer ingredients, have no preservatives, have minimal or no fragrance and are alcohol free. It’s a good idea to do a skin patch test behind your ear or the inside of your elbow when trying out new beauty products.