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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can I use make-up to conceal my eczema?

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    I am a 26 year old female and very self-conscious of my eczema. I feel unattractive and never want to be seen in public without doing my best to cover it up. Will putting make-up on my skin worsen my skin condition?
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  • Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Sinclair Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile

    Generally, if you're treating your eczema it will go away. With effective treatment eczema will usually disappear with 24 to 48 hours. Makeup can sometimes be irritating on eczema, as can the makeup removers. So rather than try to conceal the eczema with makeup it's much better to treat it and make it go away.

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