What causes eczema?

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If you see a dermatologist, you’ll be told that eczema is a disease of the skin. An inflammatory issue, which causes excess dryness, irritation and rashes. A problem with the barrier function causing moisture loss.  Often, you’ll be given no specific reason for having eczema, except that if you’re ‘atopic’ (suffer from allergies, hayfever, asthma,Read more

Supporting Your Skin Microbiome (part 2)

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So here’s my final tips for supporting your skin microbiome. As mentioned in previous posts it’s all about supporting the bacteria already present on your skin- eg no harsh antibacterial products. But it is also about ensuring our skin is exposed to a diverse selection of microbes in the first place! Why having a petRead more

Get dirty!

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Yes being clean is overrated! So many of us use antibacterial or sanitising wipes, hand wash and even toothpaste! Perhaps we don’t even realise. Take a look at your toothpaste- if you see triclosan on the ingredients then it’s antibacterial! The thing is, we need bacteria on our bodies but antibacterial products wipe out ALLRead more

C-section vs. Vaginal Delivery

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When Ben and I made the decision to create a small person, we spent a lot of time researching and discussing how to create an eczema free baby. Ben developed eczema as a child and the last thing we wanted was for our child to experience it too. Ellie is almost one now and hasRead more

What Eczema IS and what it is NOT

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I’m going to start by telling you that eczema IS a blessing! Yes, I can hear you shouting ‘What?’ at your screens! In fact, you should count your lucky stars that your body is communicating so well with you! Your skin, the largest organ in your body has become a feedback system and right nowRead more