Why Do Eczema Flare-ups Happen (And What You Can Do About It)?

When you tell someone (who doesn’t have eczema) that you have eczema, they will immediately launch into “advice” mode. “Have you tried avoiding this?”. “Have you tried applying that?”. I’m sure they mean well. But suggesting treatment methods are not helpful until you actually know the reason for your flare-ups.  So, let’s chat about why […]

Emu Oil vs. Other Oils: Which is More Effective for Eczema?

Compare emu oil vs other oils for eczema

Emu oil is not the only solution to calm flare-ups. There are many other “eczema oils” available, such as coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba, and more. Today, let’s look at how these various oils, including emu oil, are used for eczema management. We will look at how they are derived, some popular brands, their main […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Emu Oil for Eczema Relief


If you have eczema, you probably moisturise regularly as part your daily regimen, right? But, how do you incorporate emu oil into your skincare routine? This is what we will cover. About Emu Oil Before we jump into the how-to part, let’s talk a bit about what emu oil actually is. Emu oil comes from […]

Scientists Just Found Out That a Bacteria Tells Your Skin to Itch

Eczema bacteria

Eczema sufferers, there’s some hopeful news on the horizon. Scientists have uncovered a fascinating link between the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and the relentless itching that characterizes eczema. Researchers have known that people with eczema tend to have higher amounts of Staphylococcus aureus on their skin. But, are they there because of your scratching? Or are […]

This Eczema Lotion Has Hundreds of Glowing Reviews. But Does Suu Balm Have Any Side Effects?

Suu Balm side effects

Over the last few years, you would have seen this product pop up in Watsons, Guardian and Unity. They ran roadshows, online ads, and rapidly gained popularity among Singaporeans. I too am a regular user of Suu Balm’s Rapid Itch Relief Moisturiser. And not just for my eczema. My kids have started to wake up […]

These Eczema Sleeves Stopped Me from Scratching My Arms to Shreds

A common area for eczema to flare-up is on my arms. My arms will break out in red rashes, spots or bumps; and becomes terribly itchy. It’s also hard to hide. When I am holding on to the MRT handrail, or grabbing the bus pole, people notice my red rashy and blistery skin, and it […]

How to Lighten Eczema Scars and Prevent Further Skin Aging? [AskSkinshareSG]

Emu oil for eczema scar treament

During one of my eczema flareups, I scratch until my skin bleeds, because feeling pain is better than feeling itchy. But as a result, my skin is torn and damaged, and eczema scars will form the next day from the dried blood. I know that these scars are not as permanent as a surgery or […]