I'm so glad you posted this, as I suffer from the same problem. No matter how fit I get, I always go ridiculously red. I noticed that I don't actually sweat much around the face so maybe that's why I need my capillaries near the surface??? Oh and I have very dark hair, whilst my former running partner is very blonde and still looks beautiful after a run! (Guess why I don't go out with her any more?) It does make me look particularly awful on the end of race photos. :-( Vanity, thy name is Sarzyb
I found Oilatum made me itchy. I believe it contains lanolin though. You have to watch with babies as it also makes them more slippery than an eel on roller skates! I prefer Emulsiderm as I was also allergic to aqueous cream and E45! (It was patch tests that determined this) Parabens which is a preservative found in creams of all kinds also showed up on the tests. The trouble is that when the eczema is bad it is easier for bugs to get in and this results in an infection which....makes the eczema worse. The best thing I have found is to keep the skin moisturised at all times. When I had wet wraps in hospital they used a moisuriser called Cetomacrogol Formula A. I now get it over the counter for about £4.50 for a 500g pot. Great stuff. Perhaps you could also check with the doc about an antihistamine. Something like Piriton has a mild sedative and would help at night time. Good luck.
Well my husband is entered into the Boston (Lincolnshire rather than USA!) 8km in November and asked if I want to do it too. I think I will as I would like to see what my time would be on the flat and (hopefully) without a cold. My long term goal is to do the London Triathlon next year so I need to set a few goals along the way to keep/improve my fitness.
BTW the photos are up - have you seen them? I look sweaty and stressed, so I'm not sure I'll be making a purchase! My friend however looks fresh and glamorous. I'll think I'll be making her an ex-friend!!