Eczema: How To Treat Winter Flare Ups

african american woman holding face creamDry skin that is itchy and sensitive may sound normal. Whether it is due to a drastic weather change, like winter, or simply forgetting to put on your lotion, this itch may seem minute. However, many people experience these dry, itchy patches of the skin that can be embarrassing and painful called atopic dermatitis, or commonly called eczema. Eczema is a skin condition that affects approximately 35 million Americans. Sixteen percent of  these affected people are African Americans, per a US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health study.