Exhausted By Eczema

31 May 2005

Publication: Full House Magazine

Q – Whenever I get really badly stressed I tend to suffer from eczema breakouts. I use a cream from my doctor but is there anything else that I can do?

A – It sounds obvious, but try to get some stress relief. Set aside some time to unwind in the eveining by having a deep filled aromatherapy bath and make time for regular exercise. Also take a supplement of evening primrose oil, which is rich in gamma-linolenic acid – studies have shown that people suffering from atopic eczema may have reduced levels of essential fatty acids, including GLA, that regulate cell growth, help maintain healthy looking skin and act as an anti-inflammatory. Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil provides a ready made supply of GLA. 30 500mg capsules costs £3.99, a lemon and lime formula liquid costs £7.49 and a 30ml dropper bottle of Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil, which can be applied directly to the skin costs £7.99. Call 0870 750 4526 for stockist information.

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