Psoriasis and eczema: what’s the difference?

Colder weather means more preparation for people with skin conditions. But, without a diagnosis, you might find it hard to treat your skin properly. So, what is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?

As the temperature and humidity drop in the air, healthy skin can become dry and aggravated. In fact, it’s thought that 48% of people report dry skin when it’s colder. Skin that is prone to eczema and psoriasis is in even more danger. 

Eczema and psoriasis are both inflammatory conditions meaning that without natural moisture in the air, dry skin can trigger off flare-ups. Although both conditions cause flaking, itchiness and discomfort they are different when it comes to the science.