I had fairly dry skin on my face for a week or two at first, especially around my nose. I just assumed it was a bit of a detox (no booze innit!) so used a little moisturiser and after that it was done, no further occurrences so far.
I had horrific Eczema my whole life needed bandages and steroid creams ect, the only thing that ever made any difference, and by difference I mean completely fixed it is taking 1 or 2 hot baths a week with 1 to 2 table spoons of bicarbonate of soda.
I got the tip from a Japanese medical show where they were investigating why Japanese hot springs helped improve skin conditions and there research found adding Bicarb into baths had a similar effect.
Worked for me and I would recommend trying it. I do notice if I don’t take the baths it does come back but goes away quickly again after a few baths.
Sorry to hear you’re suffering with eczema, that sucks. We generally get more people saying Huel has improved their skin than not. I have a kind of eczema that flairs up in heat so I have it through summer, but you haven’t had this before around your neck and face?
The skin on my face never broke out into eczema and just stayed hot and itchy but with no visible signs of any rash.
Then towards the end of last week it went back to normal.
I didn’t stop having Huel each day but did cut out most of the other stuff I’d been having – wraps, bread etc – as I read that gluten can cause problems etc.
While I was doing “research” into eczema I saw that it can be caused by a type of bacteria on the skin microbiome so I bought some topical probiotic (GladSkin) and have been using that.
However, there’s so much “information” out there about skin and everything else health related, you could end up buying 1,000s of products if you follow everyone’s advice!
I also have a few small patches of eczema on my fingers and hands which I’ve been using a topical steroid on for months if not years. I read that is actually way too long and bad for the skin, so I’ve stopped using the cream and am trying to manage it with non-steroid creams. It’s not as bad as I thought.
Not sure what was going on with face. Could’ve been hay fever, eczema that never materialized, or something else?
If it comes back I will go to the docs!
Yes, I see some eczema/dry skin creams have oats in.
Every year around March and through to September I get hay fever and eczema and the two are very much linked. I find that taking my antihistamines helps, but also an echinacea supplement helps. Generally though if it’s just some small patches and you don’t have hay fever symptoms I’d just go with a basic e45 cream or similar
I don’t suffer eczema but for the last few years my skin has been terrible, breaking out in a constant rash of small, angry, sore spots. I’ve tried all sorts over the years to try and help and nothing made any difference. I started Huel not even considering the impact on my skin as I was resigned to that just being the way it is now.
I’m now three weeks in to having Huel two meals a day and the difference is incredible!
On the left is a hungover me in February and the right is today. I’m not wearing any foundation or concealer and just cannot get over the difference!
Nope, not changed anything at all other than adding Huel to my diet for two meals a day. I’m absolutely thrilled as I figured that was going to be my skin for the rest of my life. I just hope it carries on like this but for the moment, I could not be happier! A very unexpected and welcome side effect of Huel for me.