About Skinshare.sg – Skincare & Nutrition Advice for Eczema in Singapore
Welcome to Skinshare Singapore – A skincare and nutrition platform for eczema by a nutrition therapist in Singapore.
We source hypoallergenic skincare worldwide to help the dermatitis/eczema community here in Singapore. We are the official reseller of Gloves in a Bottle shielding lotion. In addition, we also provide nutrition and eczema specific diet choices & consultation, by certified nutrition therapist.
After your consult with your skin specialist, we are here to provide further support and care to manage this condition so that you can lead a normal life. We aim to help manage eczema conditions from the root cause, managing the trigger and flare-ups.
How we started
I am the founder of Skinshare Singapore (Incorporated under Beeco). I developed eczema many years ago, starting with red itchy patches on my thighs.
Over the months, it slowly spread to lower legs, hands and almost every part of my body (except the face, thankfully).
I was prescribed steroid creams, anti-histamines and moisturisers. Once in a while, I would be prescribed oral steroids (prednisolone) when I had bad flare-up. But too much medication made my skin even thinner and more sensitive.
But in 2012, I worked with a great doctor to craft out a plan to find the root cause. I simply couldn’t bear to take too much drugs, since they were interfering with my family planning. I needed to take the more natural path for long term healing.
After a few different blood tests, I found my root cause; I have contact allergy to a common preservative(methylisothiazolinone) in liquid detergents/wash and dust mite allergy! That made it a lot easier since I could now consciously avoid something. But the battle is not over, since dust is everywhere. My eczema condition has improved a great deal, but it’s still a daily effort.
I am now a nutrition therapist, started this blog to share my experiences with eczema and itching remedies; food, products, creams, moisturisers; I’ve tried a lot! I also read research, and studies related on anything with eczema. If the product is good and cannot be found in Singapore, we will bring it in to benefit more people with skin condition.
But everybody’s eczema is different. We all have our own triggers, requiring unique remedies. So please share your experience too so that everyone can benefit. Always consult your doctor if unsure!
Here’s hoping you find relief from the itch,
Bee in Singapore.