Facial eczema and mirrors – a short poem

If you have facial eczema mirrors are the enemy. Even reflective windows can show up your rosy visage in all it’s vivid horror. People with eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis have bad skin days AND bad hair days. Imagine that!

Sometimes though it’s good to remember the times between the eczema and that it never looks as bad as you think it feels or seems in your head. Mirrors are not all bad.

This is a short poem that I wrote on a bad skin day about eczema and mirrors.

I never look into the mirror
In case of what I might see.
I’m always pointing the camera
So it’s never looking at me.

If I do spot my reflection
in a shop window on passing.
Sometimes I’m surprised to see
A prettier woman looking back at me.

That’s all for today folks.

Watch out for mirrors and clean windows!

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Ruth works freelance as a copywriter and writes the What Allergy blog to share information with people who have allergies, eczema, asthma and food intolerances. http://www.whatallergy.com was voted in the top 5 allergy blogs and Ruth also judges regularly for the FreeFrom Food Awards and FreeFrom Skincare Awards. She also won the Foods You Can People's choice Best FreeFrom blogger award 2014.


  1. From Janet, who tried to post as a comment but it wouldn’t work. A lovely third verse 🙂

    There is more to a book
    Than its cover
    Its not the only thing I see
    There is beauty hidden inside
    Smiling back at me….

    (OK its not Keats…its Friday and raining….)

  2. My skin is like a mirror
    Revealing how I feel
    I wish it was as smooth as glass
    But that would not be real

    Inside though I’m happy
    Underneath all this
    I think perhaps I’m lucky
    That myself is on my surface

    • Brilliant! And thanks also for your comment with your story about eczema. Will reply to that shortly. You do have to learn to love yourself and get on with life. Having eczema can be tough but it can be controlled to an extent that it doesn’t run your life. Love the first verse.

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