(Closed) Eczema Diagnosis 1 Month Before Big Day!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have eczema on my arms, and it tends to be stress related and weather related, I use an Natural Olive Baby wax on mine and it really helps with the dryness, I’d look at keeping your skin well moisturised with a natural product and maybe visit a make up counter to see what they can suggest, best thing to do on top of that is keep yourself stress free, which I know is difficult in the last month before the wedding, but it really helps.

Palmers Cocoa Butter is also really good, don’t know if you get that over there, I would keep your skin make up free as much as possible between now and your wedding day so that you don’t irritate it further, sorry if that’s not much help 

Post # 4
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My eczema has concentrated on my scalp and arms & legs in the past, not my face; but it would seem that most foundations would react similarly to your current one… The liquid is attracted to the drier spots and settles there.  Day-to-day you might try applying an extra dab of your moisturizer to your eczema spots right before applying your foundation.  If the patches aren’t quite as dry they shouldbe a little less likely to “suck up” the extra foundation.

Have you seen a dematologist yet, or only a general practionioner?  A Dermatologist will probably be able to help you find the products that will allow you to look your best as you walk down the aisle. 

Bees are certainly helpful, but if  it were me, I’d check with my doc for advice too.

Post # 5
10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Get a prescription!  If it just popped up you might be able to clear it up quickly with a good steroid cream.  They aren’t great for use on your face (issues over the long term) but for short term use for your wedding it’s worth it!

Post # 6
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I second the steroid cream, although the one I have wouldn’t work for day, since its a little greasy and takes a while to absorb. Would be best for night. I have it on my back, and have had it all my life in different areas, although never on my face. 

I would also get a really good cream – NOT lotion. Cream is thicker, so it seems to absorb and create a better barrier. Plus, you don’t have to apply as often. I have been using Avon Hand Cream with pretty good success.

You definitely want to get something that is natural and non comedigenic – especially on your face (won’t clog pores and cause break outs). 

OH! And I have been using BB cream by Garnier on my face. Its a tinted moisturizer with SPF, and it really hides flaws. Not sure how great it would cover the eczema, but it could be worth a try. 

Origins and the Yes! line are where I would look. Also, its best to moisturize right after the shower. Just pat dry, and then slather it on to lock in moisture. And the cooler the water when you are washing, the better for the eczema. The hot water activates the histamines in the eczema (much like bug bites) and causes it to itch more, so you are more likely to scratch it and make it worse

I think those are my best tips, after years of having these issues, I have tried a lot of things. Hope it helps!

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