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Eczema and depression: The 4 Cs of taking control

So the news broke this week that if you have asthma, eczema or hay-fever you are more likely to suffer from depressive …

How I stopped scratching my eczema

Stop scratching. Sounds so simple doesn’t it? Scratching. It is solely responsible for the perpetual broken, weeping, bleeding skin and the devastating damage that stops eczema from having any chance of healing. So how do you stop? It’s not easy, but I’m going to tell you how I broke the cycle and it’s not how you might expect.

Dove uses eczema models. Real people making peace with their skin – including me!

Last year, I was invited to work alongside Dove to contribute to a campaign which at its heart aims to address confidence and self-esteem for those suffering with visible skin conditions. Following my first few blog posts for beczema five years ago about eczema management, body confidence and the real need for more images of people with visible skin differences in the media, I never could have dreamt that I would be invited to consult for a company that actually has the power to change the way the condition is perceived. But that is exactly what happened. Read what happened next.

“Eczpress Yourself” for National Eczema Week

Eczpress yourself : to mark National Eczema Week the National Eczema Society is asking you to record your own eczema story so that …

Beczema makes list of top skin disorder blogs!

Admittedly, I’m a little late in reporting this – but I was completely thrilled to be included in this round-up of skin …

The Good Bacteria, the Bad Bacteria and the Ugly

You know how I keep saying – if you are suffering quietly from eczema and atopic dermatitis then you are not alone?
Well, as it turns out, I didn’t realise how right I was. I happened to be talking about the fact that we are surrounded by an incredible community of like-minded and supportive fellow sufferers who help to bolster our confidence on those truly awful eczema days; but recent research has shown that you and I are actually likely to be playing host to a thumping, jumping party of a little microbial devils called Staphylococcus Aureus (Staph A for short).

An open letter to make-up from an eczema sufferer

As I look back on my life of being unable to paste a load of slap all over my face, I have realised that being excluded from the cosmetics merry-go-round has afforded me a freedom that many women will never know.

“It’s the inside that counts,” says MAC, as they cover a plus size model in slap and feathers

MAC has just released its latest ad campaign on the world, showing women that they have the ability to ’empower’ themselves regardless of their shape …

National Eczema Awareness week or ‘skinny white woman smoothes expensive cream over perfect skin’ week?

It was National Eczema Awareness week earlier this month. The Eczema Society also celebrated it’s 40th anniversary. Great news all round. Eczema is …

Eczema, the tabloids and me

I’ve noticed something lately. Eczema has slowly and creepingly become regular fodder for the tabloids. They appear to love nothing better than to …

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