‘Sensitive’ skin occurs from time to time in a majority of women, and each condition is as individual as the person experiencing it. While each person’s condition is unique, the general condition is characterized by heightened sensory responses to chemical, environmental or social triggers. People with sensitive skin are more likely to experience stinging, itching, burning, dryness, redness and breakouts in response to their skin’s particular trigger. Many people with sensitive skin experience mild stinging and burning from soaps and cleansers as well as alpha hydroxyacids (AHAs) such as glycolic or lactic acid. If your skin sensitivity increases or becomes troublesome, you should visit a dermatologist since it could be a more serious skin condition requiring professional care.