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What are the ingredients in Skin Friend?

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What are the ingredients in Skin Friend?

Skin Friend was initially developed for Ayva my two-year-old daughter who suffered from eczema. If you have read The Eczema Diet book you probably already know about Ayva's eczema journey. But if you haven't here is a quick recap, as Ayva is the reason the Skin Friend supplements exist. Ayva developed eczema when she was only two weeks old. By the time she was one she was diagnosed with salicylate sensitivity. Salicylates (pronounced suh-lis-a-lates) are a group of chemicals found in many fruits and vegetables, sauces, aspirin and baby teething gels to name a few. Since I had previously suffered with...

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Top 5 natural itch-busters for eczema

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Top 5 natural itch-busters for eczema

“How do I calm my itchy eczema? It’s driving me crazy!” We receive hundreds of emails each day from people suffering with eczema and 'How do I stop the itch?!!' is one of the most common questions. Itch of eczema can cause great pain and discomfort. At times it can feel like you're living on an ant's nest, and it can disturb sleep and prevent you from doing fun activities such as swimming and socialising. However, if you have itchy eczema there is plenty you can do about it. Here are some tried and tested, truly useful eczema itch-busting tips...

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Healthy Skin Vs Eczema - What's Gone Wrong?

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Healthy Skin Vs Eczema - What's Gone Wrong?

  Your skin is not only something you hope looks good as you step out of your front door each day; like your heart and lungs, your skin is a vital organ that keeps you alive.  Your skin is quite literally a barrier and a filter between the outside world and your insides. This is why the outer layer (the stratum corneum) is known as ‘the skin barrier’. Skin is your body's first line of defence The skin barrier helps to protect your body from excessive water  loss so you don’t die from dehydration, it helps to regulate your body temperature...

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Eczema and Poor Sleep - Top 3 Habits to Avoid

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Eczema and Poor Sleep - Top 3 Habits to Avoid

Your skin does its repair work while you snooze and people with eczema - no matter what your age - can benefit from a sound nights’ sleep. However, falling asleep can be difficult when you have incredibly itchy skin. According to breakthrough research from Japan, the problem can be compounded by a few bad habits and the solution could be, well, simple and rather fun. Here are the top 3 habits to avoid if you have eczema and poor sleep: Bad Habit #1: Picking drama over comedy According to Japanese researchers, patients with atopic eczema frequently suffer from sleep disturbance generated by itching...

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The top 5 eczema mistakes – from John Stone in "The Night Of"

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The top 5 eczema mistakes – from John Stone in "The Night Of"

Have you seen the new(ish) TV series about the guy with eczema? It’s fascinating. The HBO TV show is called “The Night of” and one of the main characters, criminal Lawyer John Stone, played by John Turturro, suffers from debilitating eczema. It’s not all about his eczema journey, it is a crime series written by the great New York crime author Richard Price. The subplot is a saga of John going from doctors to dermatologists and alternative therapists in the bid to be free of his embarrassing skin problem. It’s an interesting story which I’m sure many people eczema could...

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