Skin Type: Eczema
Prominent Location: Face, Eyes & Arms
Gracie, has suffered from eczema since she was a baby but throughout her childhood, she seemed to grow out of it…or so she thought. During her A-levels, Gracie’s eczema came back and decided to stay.
As a midwife Gracie has to make sure she finds the perfect work/life balance for her to maintain her eczema.
“During my degree, stress was my major trigger, and I was having bad flare-ups which caused my skin to weep and ooze, making it infected. As a result, I had to have time off work which meant I couldn’t study effectively due to my course being split 50/50 between academic work and placement.
“Working as a midwife can be very stressful, so I make sure that I take time for myself and reflect upon things. I also think it’s crucial to exercise and eat healthy to help with my mental well-being.”
The National EczemaAssociation states that stress is one of the main eczema triggers due to aphysical reaction happening in your body when you encounter a stressfulsituation. One of the physical reactions can be inflammation, which is one ofthe known causes of eczema*
Gracie has struggled with her mental health in the past due to her skin condition.
“When having a bad flare-up, it can make you feel super self-conscious, and you think everyone is staring at you because your face and arms are bright red. I have to think about what clothes I can wear to cover my arms, if I can wear makeup, in case it irritates my skin and if I can’t drink alcohol due to worry that I will pay the price the following day with dehydrated skin. It’s really draining.”
Due to her condition, Gracie was recommended Epaderm Cream from her doctor and a colleague at work who also has eczema.
“I noticed the benefits quite soon after using it. As soon as I felt a flare-up coming, I would apply Epaderm to soothe my skin.
Also, working in a hospital daily, you have to wash your hands repeatedly, therefore your hands become very sensitive and dry meaning it is essential that I moisturise my hands after washing to protect them.
“Over the last few months, my skin has been healthy and well-maintained with minimal flare-ups. I would definitely recommend Epaderm to fellow eczema sufferers as it really helps soothe my skin on a day-to-day basis, as well as during a major flare.”
Epaderm Cream 50g
Epaderm Cream is a 2-in-1 emollient & cleanser, suitable for all ages, including babies. Formulated with clinically proven ingredients, Epaderm Cream is non-greasy and easily absorbs into the skin.
Do not use if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients listed. If your condition worsens or you experience any undesirable effects, stop using Epaderm cream and discuss with your health care professional. For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. Do not use if the seal is broken or after the expiry date. Keep out of the reach of children. Fire Hazard. Do not smoke or go near naked flames; clothes & bedding with this product dried on them can catch fire easily.