Mia Freedman’s eyelids. Source: Supplied.
After weeks of searching, Mia Freedman has found a product that helps soothe the eczema she experiences every winter. And lucky for us, she’s shared her discovery on Instagram. Drum roll please…
“I’ve tried so many things for the eczema on my eyes and cheeks and the bridge of my nose,” Mia writes.
“It’s still not gone but the one product (apart from .5% cortisone cream I used when it was really bad) that didn’t cause any reaction was this one from Go-To Skincare – the serum.”
The product in question is the Face Hero facial oil, which is also beloved by Chrissie Swan. Mia received a bottle from Go-To's founder Zoe Foster Blake after she posted the "red ouchy shot" of her eyelids (above) on Instagram a few weeks ago.
"I was reluctant to try it because I've never liked oils on my face. I find them too heavy. But it has literally been the only product I've tried that hasn't stung. And it makes my skin feel soothed and not dry and flakey. I recommend it," she writes.
We previously wrote:
“Every winter I get a tiny patch of eczema on my eyelid right under my eyebrow. I usually use a very mild cortisone cream - 0.5 per cent - that’s available over the counter - but this year it’s not working and it’s spread to my other eye and underneath my eye as well.”
Is she using any new makeup or beauty products? No.
“I’m not using any strong products near my eyes - in fact I’m trying to keep products away from those inflamed areas altogether,” reports Mia.
“My skin is going through this cycle of being red and inflamed and then dry and flakey,” says Mia. She thinks that stress is also making her skin worse. (Post continues after gallery.)
Dr Michael Rich, from enRich Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Centre says there are a few reasons women might be experiencing this common skin condition.
1. The reason dry, red patches of skin are popping up on your face.
“Skin can get dry and flaky for many reasons,” advises Dr Rich. He says that, as a general rule, there tends to be an overlap between eczema and dermatitis.