Imagine you're a guest at a friend's wedding and the bride asks you to go home and cover your skin because she doesn't want other guests having to ask about and being put off their food. What would you do? I've just read an article, "Woman leaves friend's wedding after being called out for not covering her skin." and it's sparked a whole debate in a whatsapp group I'm in. … [Read more...]
Roundup of sensitive skin deodorants
This is such a hot topic for me, having struggled with both shaving due to very sensitive skin and also finding a deodorant that doesn't irritate my skin. I have spent HOURS researching this, so I thought I'd share my findings with you guys. I hope it helps. For transparency, I've not used all of the below, but some I have tested and loved. Bionsen was my go to for years and … [Read more...]
#CORTICOPHOBIA – WORST ARTICLE I EVER READ!
Topical steroid phobia, or 'Corticophobia' a phrase coined by dermatologists to help them categorise the hysteria of their patients, is possibly one of the most insulting phrases I've heard in relation to eczema and topical steroid withdrawal. This study has appeared in The Educational Journal of The British Association of Dermatologists and was written by: I have tried to … [Read more...]
Can collagen help eczema and TSW?
There are loads of skin health trends at the moment but one that seems really popular is taking collagen supplements. Firstly it's not just for women, men can benefit from taking collagen too. But it's a real buzz word and there are so many brands out there. How do you choose one and how does collagen work? Different ways to take collagen There are lots of different … [Read more...]
20 Resolutions for eczema & TSW people!
Another year has passed and I'm approaching four years in topical steroid withdrawal which is incredible really. I'm not healed completely yet but when I compare my skin to year three I've healed so much. I think last year started with my worst flare ever, but realising I'm still going through it so long after quitting is a bit heart breaking. We all dream of finding that cure, … [Read more...]