Eczema Life was created to help people with skin rashes including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea and red skin syndrome.
Our founder Karen Fischer is a nutritionist, mother of two, and an award-winning author whose personal family journey with eczema is the reason Skin Friend exists.
Karen's passion for helping people with skin disorders began when her baby developed eczema, which worsened by age two. So with Karen's knowledge of nutritional biochemistry, she designed The Eczema Diet and a supplement for her daughter.
For the past 20 years, Karen has helped thousands of people with problem skin, via her books and eczema clinic in Sydney. While Karen no longer sees patients, she spends her work hours formulating new skin-friendly products.
Karen says: “I grew up eating a lot of junk food and dairy products and I was a sickly and shy child with dermatitis, depression, dark circles under my eyes and a range of allergies. However, healthy food and exercise really changed my life for the better.
The best health advice I can give is to ‘create a life you love to look at’. For me this means leading a quiet life out of the spotlight, doing yoga daily, beach walks, wearing hats and feeding family and friends.”
Karen's books include The Eczema Detox, The Eczema Diet, Healthy Family Happy Family, Don't Tell Them It's Healthy, Younger Skin and The Healthy Skin Diet. Her next book is due for release in 2020.
Bonnie is also part of our eczema support team and she has completed a Bachelor of Health Science Degree, majoring in Nutrition and Health Promotion.
Bonnie’s health journey began when she developed chronic eczema as a child, which continued into her adolescent years. Despite years of taking strong medications and steroid creams she continued to suffer chronic eczema. This had a significant impact on Bonnie.
Bonnie says “In my mid-teens I embarked on a new journey to heal my skin from the inside out after reading Karen’s books. To my delight my skin completely healed. The dramatic change to my health sparked something inside of me. I realised the incredible impact of diet and lifestyle, and how much it has an effect on our lives both good and bad.”
It was this interest that encouraged Bonnie to study for a Bachelor of Health Science in the hope of helping others. She is very thankful to work at Skin Friend as she is now able to offer support and share her personal journey with eczema.
With a love of children and a passion for nutrition, Bonnie says: "I have a keen interest in educating and improving the health of young people. My ultimate goal is to show little ones that veggies can be delicious and they really do give us super powers!"
Photos and styling by Karen Fischer