My friend and fellow blogger Ray has the great misfortune to have eczema. Worst still it's on her face! She is reluctant to go out for obvious reasons.
In a brief conversation yesterday I told her about my miracle cure after our new doctor here saw the horrid rash all over my body.....the ointment he gave me worked. Now if it starts to itch I slather it on and it fails to develope into a full scale problem!
I have been lucky in that it has never got onto my face....except once many years ago....staying in a hotel in East Sussex. My eyelids and all the surrounding area became very inflamed and very itchy!
I did then use make up so the first step was to stop..so I used no eye liner or colour.....it still itched dreadfully.
Far from home I got out the current steroid cream. It would kill the itch I had no doubt but the doctor had said that under no circumstances should it be used on the face.
I had checked this statement......taking nothing at face value has always been a fault I am afraid.
The reason was that you ran the risk of encouraging hair to grow....
Well......I admit it I was less than impressed with this and after another day of horrid itching I succumbed...I used the steroid ointment on my face. I decided that I could live with hairy eyelids easier than red itchy ones!
The cream cured the itch which never came back so now I just have to live with my lustrous, blonde curly eye lids!
Only joking. So far! I have rarely since then used any eye makeup even though I loved the way it looked on special occasions. Even on holiday it is banned... And the only hair around the eyes are my brows and lashes!