Healthy skin has optimal levels of hydration, while sensitive skin is usually dry on the surface, suffers from transepidermal water loss, inflammation, edema, and dilated capillaries. Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin, due to a skin condition, contact with an irritant, or an allergic reaction. There are several forms of dermatitis, but this article will focus primarily on atopic dermatitis with additional information on allergic contact, irritant, stasis, seborrheic, neuro, and perioral dermatitis.
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