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Everyday life can be a bit like a balancing act. Many of us strive for harmony through well-being rituals that revive and rebalance our mind, body and soul. 

From the moment we wake and throughout the day, that quest for harmony impacts on all aspects of our lives, even in our skincare. Whether cleansing or moisturising, what we do to and for our skin on a daily basis impacts directly its overall health and its own feeling of balance.  

The team at AVEENO® believes that healthy-feeling skin starts in the shower. Our morning cleansing ritual is just as important as how we moisturise and protect our skin afterwards. Harsh formulas, over-washing or detox cleansing can all tip the delicate balance of our skin’s health and leave it feeling dry, uncomfortable or dehydrated. 

The AVEENO® Body Wash Collection is designed to gently cleanse the body all over and protect against dryness. Formulated with finely milled, colloidal oatmeal, the range leaves skin feeling clean, comfortable and moisturised.  There are four variants to choose from:

NEW AVEENO® Skin Relief Moisturising Body Wash is clinically proven to gently cleanse leaving skin feeling smooth, clean and fresh whilst helping to reduce skin dryness. When used as part of a regime with AVEENO® Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion, AVEENO® Skin Relief Body Wash with prebiotic triple oat complex helps to improve the balance of the skin’s natural microbiome. 

It leaves skin resilient and healthy looking from day one. Fragrance free and soap free, it is suitable for very dry skin.

AVEENO® Daily Moisturising Body Wash is clinically proven to gently cleanse, leaving your skin with a clean, fresh feeling without dryness. Its unique formula with colloidal oatmeal helps maintain the balance of the skin's natural microbiome and helps preserve the skin's natural moisture barrier for healthy looking skin. Fragrance and soap free, it is suitable for normal to dry or sensitive skin.

AVEENO® Daily Moisturising Yogurt Body Wash, available in Apricot & Honey Scent or Vanilla and Oat Scent, is formulated with colloidal oatmeal and Greek yogurt. Providing an enriching experience that is as good for your skin as it is for your senses, these washes gently cleanse and revitalise, nourishing skin to leave it feeling velvety soft and healthy looking.  Suitable for normal to dry skin types.

A personalised morning ritual can help start your day on the right note and give you that feeling of balance for the rest of the day.  The AVEENO® Body Wash collection has something to suit every-body, helping to deliver that sense of harmony through skincare benefits that begin with cleansing and protecting the skin.  To keep skin hydrated, smooth and health feeling all day long, follow with an AVEENO® moisturiser in your favourite format.

The AVEENO® Body Wash Collection, including NEW AVEENO® Skin Relieve Moisturising Body Wash  is available from leading grocery and pharmacy accounts nationwide.



Now more than ever, women (and men) are embracing their insecurities, whether it be their size, hair colour or skin. 

This is a message we support 100%, and we find it so refreshing when people support eachother and spread messages of support. 

One lovely lady who is doing just that is MUA Bronya Humphreys, who suffers from facial eczema. 

Bronya's condition, which she was born with, took a turn for the worse after she gave birth to her ADORABLE daughter.


Here is a little side by side. I've been trying to be more confident regarding my skin, as it's so bad I currently struggle to leave the house I'm so embarrassed of my eczema. Thank you for all the kind comments I've received on my last post. I want to prove that you can be beautiful even without makeup. Skin condition and all. I love the way I look when I'm fully glammed, but that's only one side of me. The other side is someone who is a human; with human emotions and gets hurt just like any of you. I want to show you that both sides of me are beautiful, and both sides of you are beautiful too! You do you. Whether you want to wear makeup everyday, or like me you need to take time off to care for yourself and look after your skin. Whatever you do, do it with confidence:) #confidence #sidebyside #bareskin #natural #makeup

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Despite the fact that she finds herself dealing with her eczema every day – she still focuses on what she loves. 

Makeup is Bronya's passion, and she is bloody good at it.

It would be easy enough for the mum-of-one to ditch the pursuit of makeup, due to the fact that it involves showing her skin off to the world. 

However, she perseveres, refusing to let her condition get the better of her. 

In a recent post on Instagram, Bronya spoke about her skin, and what it is like to live with such severe eczema:

'I have eczema. I have a skin condition. I have had so many hateful comments recently regarding how I look. When I wear makeup they say I'm fake. When I don't I'm a gross zombie. And can I just say, I am not my skin condition.'

She continued: 'I am a lovely, caring, beautiful human, and you don't deserve to even be on my page let alone be leaving awful comments on my pictures. All I want on my page is to promote self love. You are all fantastic.'

The talented MUA then reminded her 71,000 followers that they are all amazing, no matter what.

'You are all brilliant. Please. Please. Please. Ignore everyone who makes awful comments. YOU ARE AMAZING. Since I got a lot of followers I have had so many hateful comments. Just because I have a lot of followers doesn't mean I don't have feelings!'

'Basically what I'm trying to say is f**k anyone that shits on you. You are so much better than that. I love you all. Chin up. There's a lot of hate in this world but I'm there for you. Shoot me a message. I may take a while to get back to you but I'll be there for you.'

Now, that is a message we can get behind! Bronya, you are a KWEEN. 


There are some health warnings that we are all aware of – but what about those random spots, rashes and skin blemishes that seem to just appear out of nowhere?

While many of us will brush these off as random irritations, some skin symptoms are the first red flags of a more serious condition.

Here are seven that you should be aware of – and never ignore.

1. Changing moles

Always check in with a doctor or skin specialist if you notice the development of a new mole, or changes to an existing one. Things to look out for include: changes in size, shape and colour; blood or discharge; sudden itching or irritation, or if a pigmented lesion differs in appearance from your other moles, described as ‘an ugly duckling’. The ABCDE method indicates what changes to look for.

  • Asymmetry: One side doesn't match the other.

  • Borders. The edges are irregular or jagged.

  • Colour. The colour is not the same throughout the mole.

  • Diameter. Larger than 6mm.

  • Evolution. There is a change in the size, shape, surface (especially bleeding), colour or new symptoms (such as tenderness).

2. Pearlescent/grey bumps

Indeed, any changes in the skin, including lumps or changes in texture, should be noted. For example, have you noticed a shiny lump with a ‘pearl like’ rim and a central crater? Then you should make an appointment with your doctor or a skin specialist as this is one of the tell-tale sign of basal cell carcinoma, which is the most commonly occurring form of skin cancer. 

3. Breast dimpling

When it comes to breast cancer, the majority of women will know to check for lumps. However, dimpling is another red flag and can occur when cancer cells obstruct the lymphatic drainage in the breast tissue. If dimpling or other changes of the breast are observed, your doctor should be consulted straightaway.

4. Tender, crusting rashes

It’s important to look after any particularly tender or aggressive rashes. If left untreated to the point where they are regularly bleeding or crusting, this could be a sign of a more serious underlying condition or potential infection.  

5. Lumps or abscesses in your private parts or underarm

These could be the first signs of an inflammatory skin disease of the hair follicle, known as hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) or acne inversa.

These recurring painful, ‘boil-like’ lumps or abscesses typically occur in the armpits, groin and buttocks; as well as under the breasts and around the perianal area.

With a new study revealing that it can take up to eight years to diagnose HS due to lack of awareness, it’s important to take note of these symptoms and talk to your doctor.

6. Meningitis rash

As a potentially life-threatening illness, it’s extremely important to know the signs of meningitis, and to catch it early. A typical rash associated with meningitis will look red or purple, developing from small spots into bruise-like blotches.

If the rash is accompanied by common symptoms of meningitis – including fever, headache, light sensitivity, neck stiffness, vomiting and disorientation – contact your doctor immediately.

In the meantime, perform the glass test, by simply pressing a glass tumbler against the rash. If the rash doesn’t fade under the pressure, you could well be dealing with a case of meningitis.

7. Bruising easily

Have you noticed that your skin bruises following even minor bumps or the slightest pressure? If so, you need to consult with your doctor, as this (together with a number of other symptoms) can sometimes be a warning sign that you could be suffering from leukaemia.

Leukaemia interferes with the body’s ability to produce healthy white blood cells. As they grow in number, these abnormal cells also interfere with the production of other types of blood cells, preventing the body from protecting and healing itself to the best of its ability.

The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) has just launched a new campaign, #Five17Eight, to raise awareness of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS); an often misunderstood and misdiagnosed chronic skin condition.

A new online hub dedicated to HS containing a dedicated handbook and inspiring stories from individuals living with HS will be available from Monday 6th March on www.irishskin.ie.

From symptom recognition to care tips, it is hoped this resource will fill an information void that exists for the many people living with HS who may be undiagnosed, as well as those who have lived with HS for many years and may feel isolated by the condition.

This new resource aims to help people living with HS or those concerned that they may have HS, to recognise their symptoms and get the support they need.

 For more information about resources and events, check out this link.