Category Archives: Preventative Care for your Skin

K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Kissing_EMOh, Valentine’s Day!! It’s a day where love in the air, couples abound are twitterpated and singles across the country weep at the thought of being “alone.”  Well, no one is ever really alone on VDay.  This day is really what you make it.  In 2007, I had the best Valentine’s as a single woman because I surrounded myself with wonderful friends.  And this year, my boyfriend and I are celebrating in a unique fashion to avoid crowded restaurants and cliche chocolate hearts.  Although, if going out to eat is your thing and spoiling your significant other with chocolates is something you want to do, please do!! There is nothing wrong with the tradition of Valentine’s day. Continue reading

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THE GIFT-GIVING SEASON

XmasGifts_EMThe last thing I want on Christmas day is to be reminded that I have bad eczema.  I have to deal with it all year long, especially in the winter.  Some of these gifts are meant to be a sly way of helping your loved one with eczema, without a big, red, flashing reminder that they have it. Continue reading


ADOVIA

English: Salt deposits on the shore of Dead Se...

I’ve talked about Adovia products in a previous blog post, GO GREEN, and wanted to tell all of you about the products I actually tried.  In 2010, my eczema flareups were so completely out of control, my sister grew very concerned.  She did some research about dead sea salt and found bathing salts on-line.  I have to warn you ahead of time these products Continue reading


ECZEMA LINKED TO THYROID?

I was talking to my boyfriend’s mom about the affect the thyroid gland can have on an array of body functions.  She said it can affect your weight, mood, and even your skin.  In three weeks, I’m going to the doctor’s to get a physical and she suggested I have my thyroid checked Continue reading


LIGHT THERAPY

I went to the dentist last Monday and spoke with one of the ladies who worked there.  She noticed the eczema on my hands and told me a story about her husband, who also has eczema, but on his hands and feet.  Jolleen told me his eczema is so bad, his feet bleed on a daily basis. Continue reading


WORKING HANDS

O'Keeffee's Working HandsCAUTION:  The images in this blog entry may be disturbing to some readers.  The images have not been altered or enhanced.  Reader discretion is advised.

My first job was as a bagger at a local grocery store.  With all the paper bags I handled and the constant hand washing, my eczema flareups on my hands were the worst Continue reading


GO GREEN

Sometimes no matter what ointments we use or medicines we take, our eczema flareups don’t seem to dissipate.  As patients of eczema, we should consider other alternatives for healing.  These are some natural and organic products worth trying:

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Olive oil has been used to soften and soothe skin Continue reading