Topical steroid addiction and withdrawal and what it means…

I’m addicted. There, I said it. I’m an addict and it’s all my fault. Well I didn’t know that the drugs I was prescribed would cause any long term problems at the time but it would seem topical steroids are a ticking time bomb. At first the steroids worked but over time higher and higher […]

5 Common Adult Skincare Issues & How to Treat Them

What are the five most common skin conditions in adults? Not surprisingly they include eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea or melasma. If you have any of these conditions this blog post is for you. Melasma? I hear you cry. I know. I learnt something new from this infographic so I thought I’d share it. I have […]

The FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2015 shortlist is announced!

Last week I spent a very fun day at Skins Matters Towers looking at all the lovely skincare products entered into the problem skin category. Never have I felt so lucky to have eczema! We had a really great day and it was lovely to see Alex Gazzola – coeliac and health journalist, Michelle Berridale-Johnson […]

2015 Free From Skincare Awards opens 2nd Feb

It’s that time of year again with the FreeFrom awards kick off again. If you have eczema, psoriasis, rosacia or sensitive skin or are just looking for some lovely natural skincare products check out their website and follow the awards progress on Twitter. I have discovered some lovely products through being a judge in the […]

How Protopic for eczema changed my life

Protopic is an ointment for treating eczema but it’s not a steroid, instead it is an immunosuppressant containing Tacrolimus, so it doesn’t have the negative side effects that even weak steroids have like thinning of the skin and steroid withdrawal reactions. What’s not to like? This is my review of using it for about 3-4 […]

Talk Health Online Clinic on Skin Conditions

If you’ve got a skin concition you might be interested in this TalkHealth Online Clinic on Skin Conditions. This month sees the opening of their Skin Conditions Clinic. The clinic is open now for pre-clinic questions & the experts will be available to answer your questions for a week from 17-23 September. Full details of […]

Win Pure Potions Skin Salvation Bath and Body Oil

Because it’s National Eczema (Awareness) Week, all you lovely What Allergy? readers have the chance to win yourself a free bottle of Skin Salvation Bath and Body Oil. Yes that’s FREE! This is what you could win… Skin Salvation Bath and Body Oil acts as a replacement for a regular bath emollient, specially formulated to […]

Struggling to stay cool in this heat? Hives? itchy skin?

It’s that time of year when the temparatures soar and we all reach for the sunscreen and scuttle to the shade. Well those of us with sensitive skin anyway but sometimes the heat is just too much and the hives begin to rise, the itching drives you insane and you just want to sit in […]

FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2014 – the winners!

One of my top Allergy Show highlights was the third annual FreeFrom SkinCare Awards ceremony which took place hidden away in a room in the back corner of the exhibition hall in the Love Natural Love Organic show, which was taking place on the same day in the same hall. Why was this one of […]