Eczema triggered by Anxiety?

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Its Eczema season and we’re flooded as usual with people looking to treat their eczema. And, while I have posted on the various types of eczema with their causes and solutions, I have recently become more intrigued by a more universal root to the skin ailment: our emotions. Yep, over the holidays I picked up Dr Grossbart’s book “Skin Deep” and he explains the link between our emotions and skin appearance. And before you think it – No, this Harvard lecturer and Psychiatrist is not a …

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Skin Saviour: My reunion with flax seed oil

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If you have been reading my blog, you probably have also been hearing ever so subtle moans about my recent eczema outbreak.  Eczema, for me, rears its ugly head every few years when I’m most stressed out, dehydrated and heated.  Usually, I can curb it will a good soothing serum if I catch it early – but sometimes these outbreaks are so stubborn, and despite the most gentle, natural and restorative skincare – it persists to slowly take over my entire face. This is what …

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Eczema Explained…Ayurvedically

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Our weather seems to be having mood swings again lately and its wrath really takes a toll on our skin and bodies.  So, I’m not surprised that I have been overwhelmed with emails, messages and in-store inquiries about eczema.  I too (as an inflammation-prone Pitta) have had both juvenile eczema on my hands – as well as eczema which comes out raging all over my face when I am too dehydrated or too stressed out.  Thankfully, I have it under control and also used my …

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