According to the results of a position paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, clinical trial data on the pathophysiology and management of sensitive skin are limited. As such, experts endorse a holistic management approach.

Investigators employed the Delphi method to build consensus on the characteristics and treatment of sensitive skin. Consensus building was performed over the course of 2 years through e-mail discussions and in-person meetings with researchers from the International Forum for the Study of Itch.