To give you some background I have had eczema since birth but when I was at my worst (covered from head to toe & developing asthma) Doctors diagnosed that my eczema was linked to allergies. I was given a skin prick test and I reacted to almost everything. Once the allergens were removed from my diet my eczema disappeared. Over the years I have had patches of eczema come and go, usually at times of stress or if I react to a skincare product. I always treated my eczema with prescribed emollient medications (Unguentum M & Oilatum) and steroids as that was the only option I was given. I used steroid creams for many years and I strongly believe in hindsight that they damaged my skin. As an adult I suffer from hyper sensitive and thin skin as well as loss of pigmentation.
About ten years ago my eczema flared up and I was suffering from itchy rashes. Since my diet was not the problem I set to work finding a solution. I do not remember where I plucked the information from but I became interested in possible links between chemicals in beauty products and allergies. It made perfect sense because all my life I had to avoid certain brands of skin care or household cleaning products. Armed with this new information I slowly overhauled my beauty cabinet with natural products and my eczema disappeared again. Now I'm not claiming that I'm cured I still get breakouts but I certainly have things back under my control.
I had been following a variety of beauty blogs and vlogs. I have a few favourites and I enjoy what they have to offer however I feel there is a lack of recommendations for people with eczema and allergies. I decided to start a blog about natural and free from beauty products which I am able to use. I will also throw in the occasional review of free from food. If you are interested to know my specific allergies click here. If you would like to understand what makes a skincare product 100% natural or free from then click here.