If you have eczema skin you'll understand the itch. It's something everyone with sensitive skin, from psoriasis to rosacea, and atopic dermatitis to topical steroid withdrawal has expert experience of. And all everyone tells us to do is to stop scratching... if only it were that simple. Never tell someone to stop scratching So firstly, if you've said that anyone, your … [Read more...]
Responding to difficult comments
I wanted to write a response to my recent post which was a little angry, about negative, intrusive and continuous comments. If you haven't read it, check out "Just F**k Off!" I was angry and raging about these comments. Why were people talking to me like this? It seemed like everyone had a comment about my skin. Everyone felt they had a right to intrude and tell me what … [Read more...]
10 more new tips to help you stop scratching eczema
I've talked about this in a previous blog post, 30 tips to help you stop scratching but there is one really important factor in all this and that's you. If you have things in your life that are stressing you, making you anxious, unhappy or scared... you need to fix those first. No amount of clever tactics will work until you sort out that stuff first. Trust me. It's taken me … [Read more...]
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 soon as I applied some my skin was instantly relieved and improved … [Read more...]