Many people with dry skin have trouble distinguishing between a patch of dry skin and an eczema flare. While it typically occurs in people with dry skin, it’s a distinct condition that requires specific treatment. By understanding the difference between dry skin and eczema, you can more effectively receive the care that you need to regain hydrated, healthy skin.
Eczema is a skin condition that leads to rough, red, and scaly patches of skin. In severe cases of eczema, the skin may bleed and crust over. This condition occurs when the skin can’t retain enough water to self-moisturize, which disrupts the skin’s protective barrier. Harmful bacteria can quickly reach the skin when this barrier is compromised. Continue reading “How to Tell the Difference Between Dry Skin and Eczema”