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Dealing with Insecurities – Eczema

Hi everyone,

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.

Let me know what you think in the comments below! I love hearing from you!

Thanks for reading, hope this has been helpful!

~ Irish Rose Beauty ~

7 thoughts on “Dealing with Insecurities – Eczema”

  1. Girl I also suffer from abnormal redness in the cheek area, especially on one side of my face. Ive tried so much to get rid of it, but little has helped. So sorry you have to deal with it as well. ❤

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  2. I have it on the backs of my arms and I wouldn’t want to wear sleeveless shirts even in summer- which in turn made me miserable because of the heat. I decided I’d rather feel comfortable and not worry what other people thought or said (: I’m happy to hear you’re taking the same approach. Hope it gets better for you xoxo

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  3. Welcome back! xo

    I’m sorry to hear about your eczema. I have it too. In the past it’s been really bad. There were a few occasions on which I scratched until my skin got infected. Yikes!

    Anyhoo, what you can do…
    try Max Factor Pan Stik foundation. It’s an oil-based stick foundation. It’s the only foundation that makes my eczema invisible. If your skin is dry enough, you won’t need powder, because the foundation will cling to your skin. If you try this foundation, apply it with your fingers, then blend with a kabuki (!) brush.

    Buy Superdrug’s own brand vitamin E leave on mask. Use it as a night cream / sleeping pack at least once a week.

    And try a zinc based nappy rash cream on your face. Apply it to your dry patches (ideally at night time), and see how it goes. And no, I’m not kidding! Zinc has skin-healing properties – that’s why it’s in nappy rash creams in the first place. Sudocrem is quite similar, but nappy rash creams have more zinc oxide! 🙂

    Use a cellulose sponge or a konjac sponge to cleanse your face – these sponges will exfoliate your skin gently without being too harsh. You can use those sponges mornings and nights with a face wash or a creamy cleanser… whatever you want, really. And please don’t use St. Ives scrubs. xo

    What else… moisturise like there’s no tomorrow!

    Let me know if you need anything else. I hope your eczema calms down soon! xo

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