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A new way to treat eczema from the skincare specialists Tej & Co

Tej & Co are the skincare specialists and have a passion for caring and nourishing the skin barrier as well as providing prescriptive skincare advice to clients. Established over 20 years ago, the clinic is one of the best kept skincare secrets in the Midlands, and clients travel from all over the region to visit for appointments.

Rebecca Thijm owns the Pilates Room in Stourbridge and began seeing Tej for prescriptive skincare advice and eczema treatments at the end of 2022. Rebecca has suffered with eczema for most of her life, however, two years ago it began to appear on her face for the first time.

As well as being uncomfortable and often quite sore, it was getting quite debilitating and Rebecca was becoming self-conscious about the condition. Working face to face with clients each day requires confidence and a cheery disposition, but Rebecca was finding she was feeling quite low about her appearance.

Facial Eczema

Rebecca Pilates

I have suffered with eczema for as long as I can remember but when it began appearing on my face it became really debilitating. I work at a busy Pilates studio and I am meeting new people all the time. I want to feel confident in how I look when I am working, leading classes or demonstrating how to use equipment. Not only that though, facial eczema is also uncomfortable! 

Eczema is an inflammatory condition; your skin feels hot and looks blotchy which is particularly difficult if you’re working in a role involving health and fitness when you’re often already feeling warm. It prevents you from being able to wear make-up and you can quite quickly become fixated by it, and what you can do to try and cure it.

Diet, nutrition and medical advice

People often talk about the connection between dairy products and inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, but I have been following a vegan diet for many years. Dairy isn’t something I eat at all, but I did speak to a nutritionist and was recommended some supplements to try, but nothing really worked.

I tried a multitude of different beauty products and eczema treatments over the past two years but with no change in the condition of my skin. I’ve lost count of the number of high-end, expensive products and treatments I’ve tried with no real results.

Tej & Co Skin Specialists

I’ve known Tej for a while as she attends our Pilates sessions at the Pilates Rooms. We were having a chat at Christmas, and she asked if I had been given any eczema treatments in the past. I explained that I had tried everything and was even prescribed steroid injections by my GP. They worked to a degree but as soon as they began to wear-off I was back to square one again. I wasn’t keen on using steroids on a long-term basis.

Tej told me about her clinic and her experience with acne. She has developed her brand and business based upon her own personal skincare journey and it was clear she had a real passion for her work. At this stage I was willing to give anything a go. I just wanted to feel well again and get rid of the hot, red, flushed feeling, which had become pretty constant.

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Prescriptive Skincare 

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Tej was honest with me; she didn’t claim to be able to cure the problem and said that anything she was able to do, wouldn’t work over night. It would be a long process but she hoped the results would be positive. It was worth a try; anything was worth a try at this stage.

Tej said I would have to go back to absolute basics using minimal products on my skin and no additional in clinic treatments. It was virtually the opposite of what I had been told to do in the past.

I began using a very simple cleanser and moisturiser twice a day and nothing else. No extra treatments, no facials, no medication, just two products. The products had no scent, minimal branding and looked like something you’d be prescribed from a chemist or GP.

Eczema Treatments and Red-Light Therapy

Tej & Co gave me a prescriptive skincare programme which was bespoke to my skincare needs. My skin wasn’t able to tolerate anything more than two basic products and the aim was restore and repair my skin barrier. 

After two weeks of treatment, I was able to begin having Red Light Therapy twice a week with the Dermalux Red Light Therapy Machine. The results were positive, so to supplement the treatment I invested in the Dermalux Flex MD to use at home. 

There are many LED options on the market, but the grade and quality varied greatly. The Dermalux Flex at home LED device is three times more powerful than any other portable LED’s on the market and is certified for use. 

As well as being an excellent product for eczema and psoriasis, the Dermalux Flex LED can treat acne, muscular pain and joint pain and is also very effective for healing wounds.

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Long Term results, no quick fix but results for eczema

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Two months into the programme and I am now able to see a visible difference in my skin. I’m less flushed, the dry patches have reduced significantly, and I no longer have a feeling of discomfort. At the end of February, I was able to begin using a bespoke serum alongside my cleanser and moisturiser, and still have red light therapy on a regular basis.

I know you hear the words ‘life-changing results’ being banded around, but I have to say that this is exactly what has happened for me. I hadn’t realised quite how debilitating my eczema had become; as a business owner and female we have the tendency to just keep fighting through. Now I can look back and say the eczema had become chronic. 

I’m not sure why it became so bad, whether it was due to the stress of covid and closing my business or viral symptoms. What I do know is that Tej has given me my confidence back in a gentle and unpressured way with a genuine concern and care around my condition and my well-being. You can’t ask for more than that.

If you are suffering with a skin condition such as eczema, rosacea or acne you can book a consultation at TeJ & Co where the team will come up with a personalised treatment plan to help you. They don’t promise overnight success or miracle cures but what they will do is give you actionable steps to target the root cause of the problem in a kind and supportive environment.

To find out more about Dermalux visit dermaluxled.com. Tej & Co customers are all given a special reduced rate when they purchase Dermalux Flex from Tej & Co.

If you would like to speak to us in confidence about eczema treatments or book a consultation with our expert team, please email info@tejandco.co.uk

This article was written by skincare specialist Tej of Tej & Co. Tej & Co are experts in skincare and hair removal clinic, West Midlands. Offering safe and results-driven non-surgical skin treatments including Endymed Skin Tightening.