Itchy, dry skin is a total pain. But if you’re slathering lotion on day after day and still struggling with dry skin, it may not be dryness at all: it could be eczema. Knowing the difference is important for maintaining the health of your skin.
Also called atopic dermatitis, this is a chronic skin condition that happens mostly in children, but is also fairly common in adults. Signs of eczema include:
- Cracked, scaly skin
- Red to brown patches that are most commonly found on inside of elbows and knees, neck, wrists, upper chest, ankles, and feet
- Severe itching that’s worse at night
- Raised bumps that could leak fluid
If you’re experiencing any of those symptoms, it’s important to see a dermatologist because eczema requires special topical creams (and there are even some medications that can be taken to alleviate symptoms).
Dry skin symptoms
If the above symptoms don’t sound familiar, it’s more likely you have dry skin. And that’s good because all you need is some great products for managing the dryness. Here are symptoms of dry skin:
- Itchy, flaky skin
- Tight feeling
- Cracked skin
We suggest using our masks to combat dry skin and get relief from the weather, which can exacerbate the symptoms of dry skin.