2017 New Year Resolutions… taking control!

This year I’m going to get my focus back and find my caring side. For too long I’ve been in denial, that I already cut out so many things so why shouldn’t I indulge in freefrom processed foods as a treat and enjoy alcohol when I feel like it. I don’t need to watch my […]

Natural, non-irritant shampoo for dry, eczema scalps

One of my real bugbears and struggles is finding good, natural shampoo that doesn’t make my scalp dry, itchyand sore. I’ve blogged about this a great deal. And this year I am mourning the demise of my favourite shampoo, Skin Blossom Organic herbal shampoo which has been discontinued… 🙁 I have been searching the globe […]

What’s the future of freefrom skincare?

Reading the Telegraph Saturday magazine this weekend I read a feature by Victoria Hall, their acting beauty director who said that, and I quote… “Two thirds of women believe that what they eat directly impacts on how their skin looks so expect to see edible ingredients increasingly listed on your creams and serums. From superfoods […]

Eczema, stress and itching

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged on here and I apologise whole heartedly for leaving you all so lonely and ignored for so long. You’ll be pleased to hear that I’m back on it! There is a part of the brain, I call it my blogging muscle, which sometimes gets all used up. It […]

My dermatologist said ‘Clear the dance floor’.

I have just had my six monthly checkup with my Dermatologist, Dr John Reed at Oxford Churchill Hospital. We were discussing his insistence that using steroids more frequently to dampen down and reduce inflammation would help my skin. It’s a tough one, I always want to follow his advice but there is always a voice […]

My first vlog: Show your eczema scars, scabs and nodular prurigo

It doesn’t matter what your skin looks like. Don’t miss out on being spontaneous, feeling the sun on your skin and getting those white legs out this summer. Watch my first vlog and #getyourskinout Don’t be shy. Don’t hide away. Who cares what people say? I have the scars from nodular prurigo on my legs […]

Save hundreds on prescriptions every year!

Since it’s National Allergy Awareness Week this one should save you money, OR make you feel better about how much you’re already saving! If you don’t have a prescription prepayment certificate yet then you should seriously consider getting one. I’ve had one for years and they are a godsend. They save me hundreds of pounds […]

Pimping my rooibosh tea with KromLand Farm herbal teas

Redbush tea or rooibosh tea is my favourite. It is naturally caffeine free and perfect with or without milk. I’ve been drinking it for years. Love the stuff. And my tea of choice would be either Vanilla Redbush or just plain old Redbush tea. I probably have at least 2-3 mugs of it a day. […]

Dermo steroid strips to heal nodular prurigo

This blog post seems a nonsense on the back of my fears about steroids, but having nodular prurigo can be infuriating. The little itchy, hard lumps itch so much you just have to tear off the top, and they bleed like an erupting volcano and I mean bleed, for AGES! All this means that they […]