This is my skin

1 in 5 people live with eczema in the UK*

Dry skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis, affect thousands of people every day but you wouldn’t know it; careful outfit choices, make-up, and clever re-touching keep it hidden.

At Cetraben, we believe no-one should be made to feel uncomfortable in their own skin. That’s why, in partnership with the British Skin Foundation, we’ve asked people with dry skin conditions to lay the truth bare.

Look closely at these skin self-portraits. They celebrate the everyday of what it means to live with eczema and psoriasis, so we can encourage more people to see there’s nothing wrong with their skin – it’s perfectly normal.

* S. Nutten. ‘Atopic Dermatitis: Global Epidemiology and Risk Factors’. Annuals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2015; 66 (suppl 1):8–16

The question I get asked most is how did you hurt your elbow?

Chris Pym

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You’re not defined as a person by your skin… I’m going to be the best version of myself and sod everyone else.

Rajpal Singh

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When I see a post for a modelling or acting job asking for “good skin”, I don’t think my skin is good enough.

Aislynn Talie Mede

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It’s not a one-size-fits-all when it comes to skin conditions.

Zainab Danjuma

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There’s always ways to help manage your eczema.

Grace

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There’s times where my eczema’s painful and it’s difficult to rise above, but it’s who I am.

Lulu O’Hagan

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I want to give people the power to wear that dress or go on that dream holiday – regardless of their skin.

JJ Bray

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I’ve learnt to love my imperfections, everybody has them, some are just more visible than others.

Amy Tuck

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We’re presented with gold standards of how we’re supposed to look. You don’t see people on TV with eczema so when you see it in public you notice it more.

Seb Knee Wright

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