Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been posting on Irish Rose Beauty for the past few months. When I was a teenager I suffered badly with eczema below my eyes and all over my eyelids. As you can understand, this was a difficult time for me. I had zero confidence, I didn’t want to leave the house to go to school, and would barely lift my eyes up from off the ground.
For years and years, and after countless appointments with doctors and failed dermatologist visits, the eczema managed to heal and completely disappear by itself – I never found miracle cure, except for time.
For the past 7 years or so I’ve been eczema free, and with that I developed a love for make-up. For the first time in a long time I had my confidence back and was able to express myself using make up products.
Unfortunately over the past few months my eczema has reappeared and is gradually getting worse and worse, and spreading, regardless of the mountain of creams I apply to it. I decided to not wear any make-up in the hopes that it would help, but unfortunately it looks like it’s here to stay for now.
This is just something I need to accept and make the most of…so I’ve had to totally rethink my make up routine, and what products I can put on my face. This mainly means I’ve had to ditch any powder products and use creams instead.
I’ve decided that eczema isn’t something that should make me feel insecure and less confident. It is a common condition and not something anyone should be ashamed of.
I’m trying and testing products to see what works the best over dry red skin, without aggravating it or drawing more attention to it. I’m making it my personal mission!!!
What is really working for me so far is the Liz Earle Skin tint, followed by the Glossier Stretch concealer over the problem red areas. These are really light weight creams, that will slightly cover redness, but won’t dry out the face. This is working for me at the moment rather than covering my face with a full coverage foundation. I find this really emphasises the problems areas and really isn’t a good look. Tinted moisturisers are also a great way of giving your face a dewy finish, making you look glowy rather than dull and dry…a much better alternative!
If anyone has any suggestions and tips please feel free to comment below and let me know, I would be grateful for any tips on how to deal with eczema!
A big thank you to everyone for their continued support.
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Thanks for reading, hope this has been helpful!
~ Irish Rose Beauty ~