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What is Eczema?


Stephanie Gandy

8/1/20221 min read

What is eczema?...

Isn't that a loaded question.. According to MayoClinic's website, it's described as atopic dermatitis usually developed in early childhood and includes dry skin, itching, red to brownish-gray patches, small, raised bumps, thicken, cracked, scaly skin, and raw, sensitive, swollen areas. They also describe it as a rash typically appearing on the arms and behind the knees but can appear everywhere. *

Seems simple enough, right? But.. it's not. That's a generic version of what we all experience now a days. All of our experiences, especially within the last couple of years, have been different. Eczema doesn't just affect one aspect of your life. It affects everything. Your skin, your self esteem, your confidence, what you wear with flare-ups, if you should go swimming or not, and the list goes on. Eczema affects your physical, mental, and emotional health as well. And because there's no cure, this is a life struggle, not just a one time occurrence.

So what do you do? How do you deal with something that affect so much of how you live?...

You take those lemons and make the best lemonade you can!

What do I mean by that?....

Learn your body, learn your triggers and types of foods that affect you negatively, learn how to establish a regular skin care and moisturizing routine, and then love on yourself regardless.

So let's dive into what it means to take care of yourself while still living with not just eczema but other skin ailments as well! Not only that, let's look into some of my favorite recipes that have brought me much joy but also help me feel better internally as well! I hope you'll join me as we commit to a better us while living with what we can't control.

*Link: www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/atopic-dermatitis-eczema/symptoms-causes/syc-20353273