I’m an eczema sufferer and anyone with eczema will tell you that it creates an affinity with other sufferers – a kind of crappy club that we don’t really want to be members of but are. So when I discovered Sugarpuffish, it really resonated with me. There’s a kind of desperation that comes with any chronic condition. Most of the people I know who suffer for long periods of time – months, often even years – end up driven to tireless research. After a certain period it’s not enough to treat. You want to know the why, so you can stop it before it starts.
For Sarah at Sugarpuffish that led her to investigate allergens in her diet, her skincare and even the household products she used. Her blog, Sugarpuffish, is a great place to go if you’ve had allergies diagnosed and you’re looking for inspiration on how to take control and positively influence the way that you feel.
And with all of that said, you can see why I’m a bit chuffed that she agreed to let us peer inside her Natural Beauty Cabinet… Sarah, over to you.
What does ‘naturally beautiful’ mean to you?
As corny as it sounds I think the world around us sums up what naturally beautiful means to me. Nature when untouched by humans is simply amazing.
What’s in your natural beauty cabinet?
There are so many wonderful products out there it is hard to pick a few brands. Personally, my must have items are cleanser, moisturiser (face & body) body wash, eczema cream and balm.
Having eczema means I have to moisturise daily to stop my skin from cracking. My favourite facial moisturiser is Dr Organic Pomegranate cream and Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream. For my body I like Pure Thoughts Whipped Shea Butter or LivPurely Coconut Oil. The latter is a recent discovery from a Beauty Swap I took part in.
When it comes to treating my eczema I cannot be without Salcura Dermaspray Gentle. It is a miracle worker which soothes the discomfort of dry and itchy skin associated with eczema.
Living with allergies and eczema can be an uphill battle and often the simple tasks in life are a chore. It may seem strange but I dread the shower when my skin flares up. Water stings broken eczema and dries out skin so you cannot skip moisturising immediately after bathing. Discovering Bodhi has helps ease the tension, a body wash that does not irritate and fragrances that puts you in a good mood, this is therapy in a bottle for me.
A good multipurpose balm is essential. Great for rashes, dry skin, cuts, abrasions, chafing, heat rash, insect bites, sunburn, eczema and psoriasis. My favourite Papaya Balm has been discontinued so at the moment my replacement is Balmology Comfort Balm.
What or who do you think is naturally beautiful?
Uluru (Ayers Rock) truly is Mother Nature at its best. It has left its imprint on my mind. I will never forget this magnificent rock in all its glory at sunrise and sunset. I remember walking the base path taking in the unique elements of the rock.