‘Skin Care Is My Self-Care’: How a Beauty Blogger Manages Eczema


Through the years, Sellers has discovered which merchandise may help her pores and skin keep hydrated — one thing that’s essential for folks with eczema, since their pores and skin doesn’t retain sufficient moisture — and which may set off a flare. She’s even discovered that sure merchandise marketed for individuals who have eczema could cause extra hurt than good.

“A number of the topical lotions that assist soothe irritation … [can] really trigger dryness in a while,” she says. “I actually like to search out merchandise that not solely assist stop the irritation, however that you would be able to additionally use persistently so that you don’t have as many eczema flare-ups.”

Managing eczema, she’s discovered, is greater than retaining your pores and skin blemish free — or protecting up the patches of irritation with make-up. In reality, Sellers has discovered that it’s not at all times value it to cover her eczema underneath layers of concealer, partly as a result of make-up can include irritating components that set off itchiness in a while.

I can really feel like I’ve creepy crawlers on my physique.

— Dana Sellers

For Sellers, the itch of eczema is among the hardest signs to cope with. “I can really feel like I’ve creepy crawlers on my physique,” she says. “It’s come to the purpose, particularly in New York Metropolis, the place I believed I’d’ve had bedbugs.”

Plus, to Sellers, magnificence goes past basis and bronzer. “I’m somebody who doesn’t actually wish to put on make-up,” she says. “I like to essentially exit pure.”

On her weblog, Sellers focuses totally on skincare, together with which merchandise can preserve your pores and skin feeling and looking wholesome. She credit her skin-care routine with retaining her complexion trying the identical at this time because it did a decade in the past.

In relation to anti-aging merchandise, Sellers is a fan of retinols, however she will be able to’t use simply any kind. “I choose retinols in an oil type, as a result of it’s a decrease focus,” she says. “It’s simpler for my pores and skin to deal with.” She additionally is aware of to keep away from utilizing a number of anti-aging components directly and at all times hydrate her pores and skin.

At this time, Sellers follows a pared-down model of a customizable routine referred to as the 10-step Korean skin-care routine. “I personally don’t really feel like I would like 10 steps,” she says.