My name is Jana and I have suffered from atopic eczema since I was a child. When I was little, I remember my parents telling me over and over “stop scratching, stop scratching.” and how everything was just itching me unbearably (they say I used to be pretty anxious, but who knows if it was the eczema or the genes, right? :))
I think everyone who has or ever had an eczema can confirm, it’s always all these creams, oils, ointments, trying everything you can. I have later started using corticoid creams that first worked like wonders but could only be used for a limited period of time and the eczema returned even uglier and more intense. And, of course, just like every miracle, there were side effects on the organism. My dermatologist kept telling me: “Just don’t take it long-term.”
Then it suddenly disappeared and let me be for a few years. No one knows why, no one knows how. And just like it went away, after some years it was back again. Last winter I was trapped at the Istanbul airport in Turkey for 3 days while travelling home from India because of heavy snowstorms, and my eczema popped up again. If you have ever stayed stuck in a foreign country, without even being able to call customer service, you can probably understand how extremely stressful the experience was. While in India, my skin was flawless and then I came home with itchy skin full of spots and bearings. They were also photosensitive, as I found out in summer. It meant a life full of constraints and discomfort again. I started to look for a different way than covering myself in hormonal creams. I prefer the natural ways, after all, I do yoga, I try to eat as healthy as possible, I just don’t like anything artificial.
I was pretty desperate by the time my friend mentioned MARK Coffee Scrub. I decided to try it, after all, I had nothing to lose. The circle of trying-expecting results-disappointment has become a part of my life when it comes to my eczema, but a spark of hope is always there. Since my skin was upset and irritated, I didn’t try to massage the scrub in, I damped the skin and gently dabbed a layer of the scrub on it. I let it work for a few minutes and washed it off, according to the instructions on the packaging. After the first use, my skin was already soft and hydrated. Normally my skin would tighten and wouldn’t bare more than 5 minutes without putting a cream on it. When using MARK, there was no need for a moisturizer. What a relief. After regular usage my skin started to accept the hydration and the red bearings of my eczema shrinked. I later started actually using it as a scrub to peel of the skin flakes created after the inflammation. I am so happy I found it.
I know that everyone is different and what works for my eczema doesn’t have to work for yours. It is influenced by food, allergies, stress and what not, but after a year my skin is finally healed. And if the eczema ever comes back, I know that MARK is always waiting for me in the shower. Thank you MARK <3.
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