I didn’t have eczema on my face until about three years ago, and that’s been a really difficult thing to deal with. When it was at its worst, I’d wear a hat and glasses going to the grocery store, and even then people would be staring at me. Though I had a huge flare up during a trip to Cuba where my face blistered up, and all these little old ladies came up to me all concerned saying, “you need to wear sunscreen!” That was a nice moment for me because I realized it doesn’t look as bad as I thought – it probably just looks like sunburn!
Christine, 29, lives with eczema
Christine has had to adapt to life with severe eczema. The key? Confidence and a great sense of humour. Now she’s making peace with her skin, and, she hopes, helping others do the same…
When you’ve been down such a dark path, you appreciate the times you have good skin even more. The confidence eczema can take away, it can add in even greater volumes on good days.