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Amy Tuck

Eczema is like a rollercoaster.

I’ve had eczema for a long time but it became more noticeable for me when I got to secondary school and other pupils would make hurtful comments. It made me feel like I wasn’t normal.

Some days I’ll love my skin no matter how it looks while other days I will lack confidence and don’t want leave the house. At its worse, I can’t describe the pain the eczema causes, I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy. It’s scratching an itch that’s unbearable and it really can be debilitating at times.

15 million people in the UK live with eczema.

The turning point came for me when I started a blog about beauty and fashion. Not only could I write about the things I love, but it was a place I could be more open and honest about it helping to normalise it. It has opened up a massive community for me that I never knew existed. 15 million people in the UK live with eczema, and if we can educate people through campaigns such as this it’ll be great.