Sorry its been a while since I have written on this blog- life has been very hectic and very stressful. With lots happening within my business and personal life my stress levels have been going through the roof and my rosacea and eczema is coming out with revenge. But typical my skin problems are on my face so I can’t hide it behind clothes. It makes you feel depressed, your confidence is shattered and you do not want to go out in public in case somebody stares. It has now spread to my eyes which are red around the rim and crusty, I look so good – NOT! My cheeks sting sometimes and are red and blotchy thank god for make-up!

I know with my eyes I have to bath them with warm water everyday morning and night to make sure the dry skin softens and is removed otherwise I could end up with an eye infection. One thing that works for me is warm water with a small amount of baby shampoo which softens the skin and flaky patches are wiped away easily. Another one is Bicarbonate of soda just put a teaspoon in a small cup of warm water and soak a piece of clean cotton wool and gentle wipe your eyelids or affected area always use a separate piece of cotton wool for each eye. When it is bad in your eyes you do need to keep the cleaning consistent so I now brush my teeth and clean my eyes (not at the same time!!) And I am avoiding any eye make-up especially mascara which I will now have to buy a new one once my eyes are clear as your old mascara could carry bacteria which could reinfect my eyes. But I also know that I must keep this rays-em up cleaning my eyes everyday even when they are better just to keep it under control as there is no magical cure, it’s just keeping it a bay.

I must admit I am seeing a slow improvement now and I am starting to exercise more to get the stress out of me. I hope these little tips help you if you are a sufferer – I totally understand and empathize.



I have always had hyper-sensitive skin, particularly on my face, resulting in areas of itchy, dry eczema which now has been diagnosed as Rosacea along with the eczema. Also a close family member was diagnosed with a Maligant Melanoma skin cancer in 2007 forcing the whole family to become more aware of the effects the sun can have on our skin and how chemotherapy and other cancer treatments has such an effect on your skin too. I have subsequently spent time investigating the sun screen market to not only provide the right protection, but won’t cause skin irritation along with moisturisers and other products for after and during cancer treatment. I am not a medic; I am a mum with many years’ experience of having to deal with skin problems and was started because of this to find non- irritant products, research and information all in one place. I have found small tricks that can help along the way which I can share with you and hopefully relieve some of your problems with your skin.