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European Journal of Dermatology


Sensitive skin and the influence of female hormone fluctuations: results from a cross-sectional digital survey in the Dutch population Volume 27, issue 1, January-February 2017


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1 Department of Dermatology,
Radboud University Medical Center,
René Descarstesdreef 1, 6500 HB,
The Netherlands
2 Philips Research,
Philips Electronics B.V.,
High Tech Campus 34,
5656 AE,
The Netherlands
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  • Key words: sensitive skin, menstrual cycle, menopause, oestrogen, women
  • DOI : 10.1684/ejd.2016.2913
  • Page(s) : 42-8
  • Published in: 2017

As much as 50% to 61% of women in the industrialised world describe their skin as sensitive [1]. Sensitive skin (SS), usually defined as a subjective cutaneous hyper-reactivity to various stimuli [2], has been widely investigated in recent years, but a clear characterisation of this condition is still lacking due to the frequent absence of objective signs of skin irritation and the variability of symptoms and severity [3]. Previous work from our group has shown that insights into the pathomechanisms [...]