|Eczema 101| ScratchSleeves

My little Aida’s Scratch Sleeves have arrived! Major thanks to my friend Gio  for ordering these from the UK for me.(have you checked out her brilliant blog BeautifulWithBrains?)

Mommies with eczema children may be familiar with these sleeves. For those with no clue, Scratch Sleeves are one of those anti-scratch sleeves designed to help young eczema warriors to keep scratching during bedtime less disastrous. They gonna scratch anyway, even without realizing it themselves. Many times, during Aida’s long term flare ups, she woke up in the middle of the night, face, pillows and bedsheet already covered in blood. That could happen if their fingers are left uncovered during their sleep.

I’m always a fan of ScratchMeNot (SMN) sleeves. The quality in general is superior in my opinion. However, now that Aida’s eczema isn’t as bad as it used to be, it’s time to find new anti scratch sleeves that are more affordable. SMNs are never cheap, especially with our Ringgit dropping low. So if your little ones have mild eczema or you simply want a cheaper alternative, Scratch Sleeves products is the answer.

To find out more about Scratch Sleeves and Scratch Me Not, check out their websites down here. Who knows, you might find a solution to your family’s eczema problem!

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Rub That Scrub

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It has been ages ago since I went to a spa for a full body pampering session. In fact, it was exactly three years ago that I had my whole body scrubbed by a pair of firm but gentle hands of a Balinese masseuse. Oh, how I wish to have such luxury again . . .

That memory was the reason I took this tub of Body Salt Scrub from Good Virtues Co.  They have several ranges of products but this one is from the Radiant & Renewing range. Like any other Good Virtues Co. products, this salt scrub is ridiculously affordable especially when it’s on sale at Watson’s.

The product is pretty decent for my skin when used once a week. Unfortunately, I believe it is not friendly enough for sensitive skin. My palms started to develop contact-dermatitis about two years ago and as a result, from time to time rashes & itchiness appear especially on the edges of my right fingers. It happens when the skin on the areas of my palms are in contact with certains soaps, laundry detergents and even dishwashers. And my, how my palms sting when I scooped up some Skin Renewal & Lightening Body Salt Scrub. Ouch! This is honestly such a letdown for a brand that claims they only use “ingredients that are safe and respecful to all, and treat our planet and its people with dignity“. Surely there must be some irritating chemicals in this product. How else can it explain my recurring contact-dermatitis during my course of using this product? Oh, they also claim that all their products are “free from SLES, ALES, Parabens and Synthetic Colourants“. Double letdown.

If you do not suffer from sensitive skin like I do, this beautiful tub of salt scrub might do good for your dull skin. Let me know what you think about this product if you’ve tried it.

|Eczema 101| Multipurpose

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One look at the blog name and you know the person behind Mascaras & Motherhood  is a mother. Apparently, I have a two year old daughter. A cheerful, bright toddler with eczema. Yes you read that right; unfortunately this little sunshine of mine has eczema since three months old. Long story short, after two years of suffering she’s now has improved tremendously. Expect to see more eczema related posts in the future but for now, how about a fun review on a product that’s not only kind to sensitive scalp but also doubles up as a makeup brush cleanser?

Just like any other products by Buds, Everyday Shampoo is organic. It contains aloe vera as the main ingredient. It works okay for my daughter’s hair. However this gentle multitasker doesn’t withstand sweaty scalp. After running around and busy exploring in a humid weather, she will start scratching her head.

But you know what I love more about this multitasker? It’s great as a brush cleanser! I guess due to its organic nature, all my makeup brushes (both natural and synthetic) are clean, soft and back to their shape after one wash.

Any mother out there would agree that having children means less space in your bathroom, bedroom or pretty much every possible space in your life. So imagine how relieve I am to find one product that works for my daughter AND me. Yay for sharing!