Eczema vs. dry skin
If you’re having issues with dry skin, you might be curious about eczema. Eczema can make your skin dry and itchy—but there’s a lot separating everyday dry skin from this chronic condition. Learn more about both of these skin issues and how to treat them below.
How to treat eczema
Treat & Hydrate Eczema is a chronic condition that causes skin to become itchy, flaky and inflamed. Other symptoms can include rough or scaly patches of skin, oozing or crusting, and areas of swelling. Remedies include over-the-counter skin care products designed to provide itch-relief benefits and keep skin hydrated, like CeraVe’s dermatologist-approved eczema treatments. When dealing with an eczema flareup, make sure to keep skin hydrated, manage itching and avoid scratching that can injure the skin.
How to treat dry skin
Cleanse Dry skin can be caused by cold, dry weather or from not using the right products. A good first step for treating dry skin is creating a proper skin care regimen. Use a gentle cleanser nightly to help maintain a healthy skin barrier and avoid irritation. Tip: Try one that contains hyaluronic acid, powerful ingredient that promotes hydration by improving the skin’s moisture barrier.
Hydrate A moisturizing cream works to replenish skin by reinforcing the skin’s natural barrier. For mild to moderate dry skin, choose a facial moisturizer with ingredients like hyaluronic acid or ceramides that help the skin retain water and prevent moisture loss. For extremely dry, cracked or irritated skin, apply a healing ointment to create a protective barrier on the skin.
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