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16 Life Challenges Only People With Eczema Or Very Dry Skin Understand

I'm flaky and I like it.

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1. When you're with friends you spend 50% of the time talking about your eczema.

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Your friends don't care. Until you find a friend who has eczema too, and suddenly, they are your soul mate. Can you even really be friends with normal people again?

2. You own several ointments that are extremely flammable.

This means you are also extremely flammable! Extra points if anybody has ever discovered this and then chased you with a lit match...both funny and frightening.
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This means you are also extremely flammable! Extra points if anybody has ever discovered this and then chased you with a lit match...both funny and frightening.

3. You are also intimately acquainted with all sorts of cooking oils.

The best oil is coconut, not because it helps the skin in any way but because makes you smell like a giant macaroon.
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The best oil is coconut, not because it helps the skin in any way but because makes you smell like a giant macaroon.

4. You've probably used too many steroid creams on your eczema, but sometimes they are the only thing that works.

Please let me use more hydrocortizone
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Please let me use more hydrocortizone

5. You spend a disproportionate amount of your life standing naked doing nothing because you're waiting for whatever ointment you're using to sink in.

You can't really touch anything until it sinks in. Even if you try to walk you'll probably slip over on the pool of oil at your feet.
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You can't really touch anything until it sinks in. Even if you try to walk you'll probably slip over on the pool of oil at your feet.

6. After many years, you find an eczema treatment that actually works. You use it religiously for two years. And then... it stops working.

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"My life is over"

7. You are so well versed in skin conditions and treatments that friends and family approach you about weird skin ailments before they visit the doctor.

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"Ahhhh small itchy red lumps, I know them well..."

8. You can't believe people actually get out of the shower and get dressed without moisturising...like seriously!? They DO that?

The thought makes me feel sick.
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The thought makes me feel sick.

9. People like to recommend their miracle eczema cures that happened to work on their step-cousin's dog...

None of them work. Nothing works. You are flakier than a flaky French croissant and that is your destiny.
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None of them work. Nothing works. You are flakier than a flaky French croissant and that is your destiny.

10. Pinterest gave you hope when it told you you could cure your eczema with a DIY salve made from boiled oats, sunshine and positive thinking.

GUESS WHAT, PINTEREST LIED
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GUESS WHAT, PINTEREST LIED

11. Packing to go on holiday is a nightmare. Surely NOBODY can survive on only 100ml of moisturiser for one week?!

Not to mention the fact liquid moisturiser makes your suitcase weigh about a million times as much as normal things so you have less space to pack your stylish outfits.
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Not to mention the fact liquid moisturiser makes your suitcase weigh about a million times as much as normal things so you have less space to pack your stylish outfits.

12. Stylish outfits that are made of 100% breathable cotton, of course...

13. You have snuck to a toilet cubicle when you don't need to wee just so you can have a good scratch.

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You've also left social gatherings early because you forgot your moisturiser and it all got too much.

14. If you do scratch in public, people tell you to STOP SCRATCHING and that is annoying.

DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME PUT THE ITCHY IN BITCHY??
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DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME PUT THE ITCHY IN BITCHY??

15. The doctor told you most people grow out of eczema once they're an adult...

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Yeah, well the doctor LIED!

16. Nevertheless, you know that Eczema does have some perks...

You never have to buy Parmesan cheese. Get the same effect by simply scratching your face over your dinner. Cheeseyyyy....
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You never have to buy Parmesan cheese. Get the same effect by simply scratching your face over your dinner. Cheeseyyyy....

And remember, even Beyonce is itchy sometimes.

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