Attack of the Rash!

Some of you might have read in my last blog about not being able to use all of my new beauty products because my dermatitis has flared up. And it’s really starting to annoy me!

I went my entire life without having had any skin problems (other than the normal spots etc) but 4 months before my 34th birthday I developed a rash around my neck and on my eyelids. So off to the doctors I trot to find out what this, hoping to be given a cream and for it to be gone in a couple of weeks. But no, I get told the rash on my neck is eczema and on my eyelids it’s dermatitis. I also get told its stress induced and so the doctor gives me some cream and sends me on my way.

Stressed? Me? No, definitely not. However when I get home and tell my husband he asks me what I do when I get home from work every day. I vent, I rant about the day. But surely this is just me telling him about my day? Turns out this is all it takes to be considered stressed. Great, not much I can do about it as it’s my job. However 3 months later, I’ve moved to a new role and have become a lot less stressed and I’m loving my work and the people I work with.

But still the rashes don’t go away. They do indeed go down but never completely disappear. So another couple of trips and I get told it probably never will go away and I just have to live with it. Aaarrgghh so infuriating. Almost 34 years without problems and I get hit with this.

I guess I’m just going to have to get use to it. My neck doesn’t bother me as it has gone down a massive amount (at one point the guy in the Post Office asked me if someone had tried to strangle me – nice!) but my eyelids are stopping me enjoying my love of beauty. They are either dry and flaky or look really red and either way eye shadow looks pretty crap.

So I’m experimenting with eye creams and eye gels to try and find one that will moisturise and reduce redness as the creams from the doctors aren’t that great and leave everything looking really white! I’ll post later with some reviews and how I get on with them.

If anyone has any suggestions, tips or advice it will certainly be welcome.

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