So you can’t wear make up with eczema doesn’t it make it worse?

Actually the answer to this is no it doesn’t make it worse at all not if you use make up that doesn’t have any perfumes that would affect your skin. The key is to use a hydrating primer and plenty of moisturiser or a heavy duty moisturiser and use something like a spray foundation, liquid or bb cream which is lighter on the skin.. powder is a no unless it’s in the bits that don’t have eczema as it just shows all the flaky bits otherwise..

Stress stress stress

Who’s stressed right now? You… yep me too which is why I think that no matter what creams I use it stays where it is think I’m permanently going to have red eyes.. like some kind of darth Vader.. or doesn’t darth have white eyes I can’t remember? But one eye is red and the other is what is class as ‘normal’ I’ve been meditating the lot trying to reduce my stress!

Flaky jake

So I’ve stopped using hydrocortisone and benevate as so called its only suitable for 2 weeks so the make up I’ve got on today sits you know in those tiny cracks.. near my eyes which I might add have got worse as I’ve got older I call them laughter lines still do I’m only in my early 30’s but I think so what it proves you are having a good rich life! Anyway I’m think maybe I need to look around on Pinterest for more eczema cream related recipes considering the last lot of cream looked more like it should be eaten rather than put on my face!

Does the sun help?

Ever since I’ve had eczema I’ve been told the sun helps and especially on days like this where is 24 / 25 degrees still have to be careful and today is no exception! But my eyes feel itchy again today I think it might possibly be hay fever as well as eczema because I know they go hand in hand. Sunbeds used to help but I wouldn’t recommend going on them in a regular basis.. stay safe in the sun and my eczema went away a little maybe yours will too!

Will the redness ever go?

I think I’m permanently going to have red eyes kind of like a red darth Vader stuck in time like red piss holes in the snow.. I’ve always been told I had good skin and I relatively think I do but sometimes it’s red raw and flaky especially with corns and stress at the moment I love experimenting with new creams so perhaps there will be more and I’ll let you know how it goes…

I tried it!!

Yesterday and this morning I tried my homemade eczema cream granted I couldn’t grind the oats to dust well who has a pestle and mortar these days anyway so I did what I could with a Tesco food bag and a rolling pin.. ha! My face is silky smooth and my eczema is almost gone! I used olive oil, coconut oil, ground oats and rosemary oil.. think it looks more like it should be a mask than cream but all credit to rachel Hollis on Pinterest this ‘cream’ seems to have so far done the trick!

Let’s try it..

Right all the ingredients bought now only four I don’t have a Pestel and mortar to ground up the oats but I have a rolling pin and food bags! I’m actually excited!! Let you know how it goes think I’m going to try it tomorrow.. want to see how it works with mr eczema been in touch with someone who has made their own skincare range!! Now wouldn’t that be exciting!

Well I bought one thing…

I bought some rolled oats.. now before you go all crazy on me thinking why she bought that I’m going to have a go at making my own eczema cream ( just a moisturiser) you know as I’ve used so many things.. but my eyes have been through weird weather changes and stress oh yes definitely stress! Who can relate? I’ll keep you posted on how it goes…there are other ingredients besides oats but I’m just willing to try anything this stage!

Eye eye

For as long as I can remember since being a baby I’ve had eczema..I can’t believe I still have it to be honest.. ( excuse the pun) I had it on my scalp my hands, feet, behind my knees on my face and my eyes. Pretty much everywhere, I was told as I got older it would gradually disappear now in my 30’s no such luck and in fact during covid 19 it’s even worse! Can anyone else relate? At the moment it’s on my eyes mainly, my armpit and my scalp. I’m here to share my story of living with eczema in the hope to confirm you are not on your own.

What if there was another way?

So at the moment.. my eczema has been a lot better but it’s often like a fiery beast that comes out at the best ( or worst) of times if you like.. including when you have been single two years and you are ready to go out dating again and it shows up red and flaky when I’m due to put on eyeshadow **Queue eye roll** somehow though I always manage to make it look ok.. I think then I think we’ll what if they saw me with these red fiery eyes.. would they think oh my god it’s the devil come back or would they actually not mind? Maybe it just means there’s a devil side to me or maybe it just means I have to create my own eczema cream ooo now there’s a thought…