With the increasing of environmental pollution and mental stress, the prevelence of sensitive skin is also in- creased all over the world , which results in the unsatisfied quality of life. Until now, there have no common criterions on definition, pathogenesis, symptoms, diagnosis and therapeutics of sensitive skin. Cosmetic group in dermatology and venereology branch of the Chinese Medical Association , cosmetic group in dermatologist branch of Chinese Medical Doctor Association, photomedicine and permeability barrier group in dermatology branch of Combine traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Association in China together formulated the ＂Guideline for diagnosis and treatment of sensitive skin in China＂. The definition and fundamental characteristics of sensitive skin have been conferred, the diagnostic criterions and therapeutic principles have been defined in the guideline. It is emphasized that individualized treatment strategies should be made according to different causes, severity and concomitant symptoms of sensitive skin. In a word, the guideline plays an important role in guiding diagnosis and treatment of sensitive skin.
The Chinese Journal of Dermatovenereology