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 […]

The Allergy Show 2016 – The best bits…

This year the Allergy Show didn’t disappoint. But I’m not your average coeliac or freefrom shopper. I struggle with a lot of freefrom food and try to eat as little processed food as I can. This goes for a lot of the mass produced freefrom food out there. I just find it causes me skin […]

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 […]

Why does eczema skin itch and should you just stop scratching?

Anyone with eczema will know how impossibly draining living with constant itching can be. Just recently I’ve had a mini flare-up and some pretty insane itching. It happens around this time of year, without fail, but I think also I tried to go cold turkey with the steroids. I refused to give in, but as […]

Top 10 blog posts in 2015

It’s not quite all about cold sores, eczema etc It’s that time of year when we make resolutions and reflect on the challenges and achievements of the previous year. I did a bit of analysis on the most popular blog posts from last year and these are the top 10… whoops, there appear to be […]

93 chemicals which cause dermatitis – check your shampoo!

The increase in the number of people with allergies, coeliac disease and food intolerances has seen a massive rise in the number of freefrom foods in the shops. Many of those who avoid certain foods have skin problems such as eczema if they do come into contact with that particular allergen. There are contact allergens […]

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 […]