What causes eczema?

What causes eczema?

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...
Supporting Your Skin Microbiome (part 2)

Supporting Your Skin Microbiome (part 2)

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...
Get dirty!

Get dirty!

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,...
C-section vs. Vaginal Delivery

C-section vs. Vaginal Delivery

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...
What Eczema IS and what it is NOT

What Eczema IS and what it is NOT

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...