Katie Couric Shows Eczema Flare-Up in Vulnerable Photo: 'It Just Flares Up a Lot and It’s So Annoying!'

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The journalist shared on Instagram how she treats her allergic contact dermatitis and eczema flare-ups

<p>Katie Couric/instagram	</p> Katie Couric shows off sensitive skin reaction

Katie Couric/instagram

Katie Couric shows off sensitive skin reaction

Katie Couric is sharing her tips for fellow "sensitive skin sufferers."

The journalist, 66, posted an Instagram photo of her bare face, showing her eczema on top of both of her eyelids. Couric shared a snapshot of what a flare-up typically looks like for her. Eczema typically causes red and itchy skin.

“Calling all sensitive skin sufferers! 🙋‍♀️ I’ve had eczema ever since I was a little girl, and as I've gotten older, it's started to flare up again,” Couric wrote. “I also deal with allergic contact dermatitis — safe to say, I have to be careful about what I put on my face.”

The former Today anchor wrote that her "search for treatment led me to @cherylleemdisme. Her products have really helped," adding, "I asked Lee a lot of questions about what causes eczema and how to calm flare-ups. You can find all of her tips and tricks at the link in my bio. 🙌.”

"I can’t believe I let my team post this picture. Good Lord 🥴," Couric joked.

The reporter added a short comment below her post reassuring followers that the flare-up “cleared” by the time she had her “date with George [Clooney]” — Couric shared an Instagram photo with Clooney, 62, on Wednesday afternoon.

“It just flares up a lot and it’s so annoying! ❤️,” Couric concluded.

Rachel Murray/Getty Katie Couric
Rachel Murray/Getty Katie Couric

Fans and followers offered their support in the comment section. “I have it too, Kc. It stinks," Kristen Chenoweth wrote, while Michelle Pfeiffer added, “Ouch😮.”

A few followers thanked Couric for sharing her experience. "I cannot thank you enough for shedding light on eczema with your platform !! 🌟🧼💚," one person wrote.

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Couric has long been open about her health and recently shared with PEOPLE in October what her life has looked like since surviving breast cancer.

"I'm a living, walking example of the importance of early detection and getting screened," she told PEOPLE at the American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala in New York.

<p>Jamie McCarthy/Getty</p> Katie Couric on October 26, 2023 in New York City. (

Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Katie Couric on October 26, 2023 in New York City. (

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"I was very fortunate," Couric said. "My cancer was caught very, very early when it's most treatable, and if I can just be an advertisement for people to get screened, to get their mammography done, to talk to their doctors, and if they have dense breasts, to get additional screening."

Couric revealed her breast cancer diagnosis in 2022. Couric had a lumpectomy on July 14, 2022, and doctors removed a tumor that was "2.5 centimeters, roughly the size of an olive," she shared at the time.

Since her diagnosis, the journalist has been an advocate for the importance of early detection.

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