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The Difference Between Eczema, Psoriasis & Dermatitis

Are you dealing with dry, itchy, and inflamed skin? We're sorry 😪 We know the impact it can have on everyday life and confidence.

You might be wondering whether you are experiencing eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis. Though they share some similar symptoms, these skin conditions are fundamentally different. Understanding their distinctions can help you find the right skincare routine for your unique needs.

In this blog, we'll breakdown the differences between eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis and provide you with essential tips and product recommendations to keep your skin nourished and healthy. We're here for you!

Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis in a Nutshell

Psoriasis is caused by an overactive immune system that speeds up skin cell production. It presents as thick, scaly patches on the skin's surface. These scales may cause discomfort and, in some cases, a burning sensation. 

Eczema is characterised by red, itchy rashes and dryness. The skin becomes inflamed, and continuous scratching can exacerbate the condition, leading to further irritation. It can be caused by genetic and environmental factors. 

Dermatitis refers to general skin inflammation and can manifest in various types, such as Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis & Seborrheic Dermatitis. It often leads to redness, itchy rashes or small blisters and scabs. It is most often caused by contact with an irritant, triggering an allergic reaction.

Tips for Managing Dry Skin Conditions

Though they share some similarities, understanding the unique features of each condition is crucial for effective management and treatment. If you suspect any of these skin issues, chat to your GP for a proper diagnosis or our Skin Service team for personalised care.

Here are our top tips in caring for dry, inflamed and irritated skin. They might sound simple, but they are effective and very important in the skin healing process. 

  • Keep your skin nourished: Properly moisturising your skin is essential for all these conditions. Opt for products rich in natural ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter and oatmeal. Regularly applying a sensitive moisturiser can help soothe and hydrate your skin, reducing irritation and promoting healing.

  • Avoid harsh products and hot showers/baths: Harsh chemical-laden products can worsen skin conditions, so opt for gentle, hypoallergenic cleansers like the Probiotic Skin Mylck Cleanser. Additionally, hot showers and baths can strip your skin of natural oils, leading to further dryness. Stick to lukewarm water and limit your bath time to avoid exacerbating the symptoms.

  • Sun protection: Too much sun exposure can trigger flare-ups in individuals with these skin conditions. Always wear sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection to help shield your skin from UV damage.

Our Top esmi Recommendations for Dry Skin

Here at esmi Skin Minerals, we offer a range of specialised skin care products designed to provide relief and support for those dealing with eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Our gentle and nourishing formulations are crafted to address the specific needs of inflamed and sensitive skin. Here are our top four picks to help soothe, moisturise and reduce redness and discomfort.

  • Probiotic Skin Mylck Cleanser: This gentle cleanser is perfect for sensitive skin, effectively removing impurities without causing irritation.
  • Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum: Packed with hyaluronic acid, this serum provides intense hydration, helping to retain moisture and restore your skin's natural barrier.
  • Sensitive Moisturiser: Formulated specifically for sensitive and inflamed skin, this moisturiser soothes and nourishes, reducing redness and discomfort.
  • Ultra Nourishing Mask: Treat your skin to a pampering session with this nourishing mask, enriched with potent ingredients to calm and revitalise your skin.

By following the mentioned tips and incorporating esmi Skin Minerals' recommended products into your skincare routine, you can nourish and protect your skin, promoting a healthier and more comfortable complexion. Embrace a holistic approach to skincare, and say goodbye to dry, itchy skin for good! 

As always, reach out to our Skin Service team for a skin consultation and personalised routine for your skin type and condition.