THE ITCH I NEED TO SCRATCH

I am not a doctor. I am not a dermatologist. I have no medical qualifications. I write about what I know and I know my customers’ needs. As it is with psoriasis, so it is with eczema; I am asked constantly if Temple Spa products are “good for eczema” and I always answer that question honestly.

Our skin takes a serious beating every, single day. If it is not being pummeled by free radicals, UV rays and pollution then it is bracing itself against wind, snow and rain. Skin reacts to fatigue, diet and mood; we paint it, scrub it, scour it and treat it quite harshly at times yet it spends its entire life, your entire life, protecting your body from ravages that you might not even know are present. The human epidermis is the body’s largest organ and it is a warrior!

It stands to reason then, that sometimes our skin reacts to the volatile environment it is shielding us from. Eczema flare-ups are often the result and atopic eczema is by far the most common.

The exact cause of atopic eczema is unknown, but it’s clear it is not down to one single thing. Atopic eczema often occurs in people who get allergies – “atopic” means sensitivity to allergens. It can run in families, and often develops alongside other conditions, such as asthma and hay fever. NHS

We do not specifically cause eczema, eczema is a reaction to any number of irritants and those of us who have experienced the excruciatingly itchy, dry, inflamed and weeping skin will know how truly wearing eczema can be. No wonder I am asked about it so often; either because the questioner is seeking relief or is concerned that they might use a product that will cause their eczema to intensify.

My honest answer? I do not know. Personally, I do not think that you should use any ‘new to you’ product on your skin if you have a history of difficulties or allergies. The sensible option would be to test the oil, cream, wash or whatever it is that you want to try on a small area of your skin first. Then wait. Wait for a couple of days to see if your skin reacts; if it does then that product is clearly not for you. I am always happy to allow my customers to trial a product first, that is the whole idea of SPA TO GO – the ultimate try before you buy experience.

Therefore, I always advise my customers with eczema, psoriasis and other skin-related issues that they should try Temple Spa products, because so many other sufferers have tried them and found them to be beneficial but – patch test first! Always!

BE CLEAR – The Ultimate Correcting Serum

The ‘BE’ range we carry at Temple Spa has proven itself to be marvelous for very sensitive skin and it is a range that time and again, customers with irritation-prone skin find is a blessing.

Temple Spa have put a  great deal of work in to finding solutions for those of us with hypersensitive skin, fusing natural ingredients with state of the art scientific and dermatological research to develop products that celebrate, nourish and calm problem-prone skin:

BE GONE – Kind-hearted Cleansing Crème

“We know how uncomfortable hypersensitive skins can be, so we have put a lot of hard work into developing our own patented serum complex, Calmaderm™, which is rich in natural ingredients vitamins and boosters that work in harmony to communicate like a lullaby to the skin. The products featured on this page are especially helpful in dealing with touchy skins – either because you have a sensitive skin type or because your skin is just a bit red and sore at the moment.”
Temple Spa, from HYPERSENSITIVE SKIN, Sensitive Skin Care.

QUENCH – Rejuvenating Mask

Excessive scratching, prolonged dryness and even the steroid creams often used to combat eczema can cause your skin to become fragile so a gentle but effective skin strengthening treatment like BE STRONG can bring excellent results. Likewise, a soothing face mask like BECALM or a rejuvenating face mask like QUENCH can work wonders and guess what? You can use them on other areas of your body aside from your face.

Whilst the skin on your face is delicate and products designed for use on the body are not recommended for facial use, the reverse is not the case and it is perfectly safe to use products deigned for the face on arms, legs or anywhere that you have an eczema breakout.

IT’S ALL GOOD – Nutritious Facial Oil

Those itchy, inflamed, flaky and scaly patches can weep and bleed and drive you crazy. The damage is more than obvious and one product from Temple Spa that crops up over and over in any discussion relating to damaged skin is IT’S ALL GOOD Nutritious Facial Oil.

Another luxurious blend that is so much more than a skin oil for your face, you can apply it anywhere that you have an eczema patch where it gets to work nourishing, firming and rejuvenating stressed or fragile skin whilst also strengthening your skin’s natural barrier.

LIFE DEFENCE – SPF 25 Daily Environmental Protection

Another area of interest (and often dismay) for chronic eczema sufferers is which sun cream to use. Sunshine is purportedly good for eczema, with some sufferers finding that their condition varies through the seasons with summer being the least problematical. Either way, we do all need to treat our skin to a good SPF.

Temple Spa‘s LIFE DEFENCE SPF 25 face cream is an anti-aging moisturiser that defends against free radical damage, UVA and UVB rays; it is suitable for even the most hypersensitive skin so it is no wonder that it has been shortlisted in the Pure Beauty Magazine awards ‘BEST NEW SKIN CARE PRODUCT’ category!

You should probably go and cast your vote for LIFE DEFENCE (if you have not already).

Our skin is as unique and individual as we are as human beings. I know customers (and consultants) who have all tried the same product and a very small percentage have experienced a reaction but, not necessarily the ones who already have a pre-diagnosed skin condition. On the whole though, I have been delighted to find that the vast majority of my customers have been completely blown away by how well Temple Spa products have worked for them and their problem skin – well, their ‘it used to be a problem’ skin, actually.

I am not a doctor. I am not a dermatologist. I have no medical qualifications. I write about what I know and I know skin. Whether yours makes you feel like a Mabel Lucie Attwell illustration or an extra from Night of the Living Dead, I can help you find a Temple Spa product that is right for you or have the experience and common sense to advise you if I think that I cannot. I am confident of that.


YOUR BODY IS A LIVING TEMPLE. HONOUR IT, ENJOY YOUR LIFE AND LIVE IT TO THE FULL


Temple Spa is a total lifestyle brand that fuses together product, philosophy and spa. Their anti-ageing skincare, de-stressing and luxury body care products are sold in premium retail store Harrods (Apothecary) and much loved by top beauty editors.

 

The best way to experience Temple Spa is at one of their spa retreats, but they understand that not everyone has the opportunity, time or finances to go to a spa every week. So they have set up the opportunity to sample the spa experience at home through their classes. You get to try out the products, learn tips on having a spa lifestyle, and get special discounts on which are not available in store.

  • Not tested on animals
  • Most products are vegan-friendly
  • Consultant opportunities available

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