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5 step guide to stopping eczema

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5 step guide to stopping eczema

By Bonnie... Our team of nutritionists and eczema specialists at Skin Friend will often receive this question...  "I have terrible eczema, what do I do, where do I start, please help me!"  Whether you are experiencing your very first eczema flare (awwwwww) or have struggled with eczema your entire life (it does come and go), figuring out how to manage your skin for the long haul can be the ‘triple 3’ - confusing, challenging, and complicated.  Having eczema can be a horrible experience. It can bring on many emotions - pain, stress, anxiety, frustration, and insecurity to name a few....

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Skincare Routine for an Eczema Sufferer

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Skincare Routine for an Eczema Sufferer

By Bonnie... Is it just me or has ‘skincare routines’ become the new crazed buzz? My Instagram and Facebook pages are flooded with advertisements featuring beauty influences sprouting  ‘fancy’ skincare products. The new hot conversation with my friends has turned from ‘what foundation do you use’ to ‘what face oil are you wearing.’ It is great to see skincare has become a top priority. As a wise lady once told me (probably my Mum) all the makeup, blow dries, and handbags in the world don’t mean much if your skin is unhappy.    Us eczema warriors will often have a very...

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Best eczema foods, shopping guides and more ...

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Best eczema foods, shopping guides and more ...

As of late April, we have only been shipping to Australia and New Zealand due to postal issues caused by the pandemic. However, we are now both extremely excited and relieved to announce that as of early June we will be shipping internationally again, HURRAY! Keep an eye out for our newsletter for updates. If you’re new to this community you can sign up here (scroll to the bottom).  Not being able to order Skin Friend because of these restrictions, begs the question…what can you do for the next few weeks without accessing your Skin Friend supplements? No, the answer is not to...

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Eczema Foods: What to eat if you have eczema

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Eczema Foods: What to eat if you have eczema

Eczema…or as my Mother prefers to call it f**** eczema (and she never swears) describes an inflammatory skin condition that can cause skin irritation, oozing blisters, and itchy rashes.  I struggled with eczema for many years, from early childhood through to my teenage years, with the occasional flare still to this day. I have tried creams, acupuncture, ointments, medications, herbs, hypnotherapy, zinc wraps, and salt baths…you name it, I tried it!  One of the key turning points for me was when I read ‘The Eczema Detox’ by Karen Fischer. I had a ‘light bulb’ moment!  The information empowered me to really...

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What’s New in Salicylate and Amine Research?

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What’s New in Salicylate and Amine Research?

If you have been following The Eczema Detox or The Eczema Diet, you probably know all about salicylates and amines, and why they can make eczema super itchy.But for those who haven’t read the books by nutritionist Karen Fischer, here is a quick rundown.  Salicylates are natural pesticide chemicals produced by plants for self-protection and are found in many fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts and spices. Salicylates work as a natural food preservative which can cause issues in certain individuals (especially those who find they react to preservatives and environmental chemicals). According to extensive research by Loblay and Swain from the RPA...

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