I have put up with bad eczema on my face, particularly around my eyes, and on my hands, one finger on my right hand especially, for too long. I didn’t particularly get eczema, or even dry skin, until I started university 1 ½ years ago and since then I haven’t been able to fully get rid of it. I do partially blame my university course for this, engineering isn’t great on the skin, especially with a very practical course but, if you love it, why should you be forced to stop because of a slight irritation?
Only recently have I been prescribed creams strong enough to clear it (although, it’s my own fault as I refused to go to the doctors until about 4 months ago). Since the prescription creams have cleared up the eczema, I have been struggling to find products that don’t cause flare-ups again which is really infuriating. I scoured the web for hours searching for product suggestions from actual people (not companies just wanting a sale) and came up short every time. So, having tested far too many products – both skincare and make up – I decided it was time for me to make sure no one else wasted money on products that might just irritate further!
Keep in mind though, that eczema is different for everyone and can be caused by different things for different people, so what works for me might not necessarily work for you. Just remember: Always get a tester first!
~ The Mechanic x
In no way am I an expert or professional in skincare… I’m a complete novice; I just want to share my experiences for sensitive, eczema prone skin.