So i promised myself I would blog about my progress before i left for Japan this sunday (27th Jan). Therefore, when i return almost a month later i can then blog again about traveling and how i managed. So far i have been blessed for the last two weeks with almost perfect skin! I dont know what i have done to deserve it but i almost dont want to say it out allowed because it seems almost too good to be true/dont want to jinx it. I put my clearer skin down to the fact i have stopped moisturising. I cant be 100% sure as during the earlier weeks i could barely move my arms if i hadn’t moisturised, but after a big flare i had over new years i refused to moisturise and my skin has improved ever since!
I went to the beach again last weekend for a night and i have never experienced my skin almost perfect before getting into the water. Usually i pray to God that the sea water will heal my skin, but for the first time i wasn’t embarrassed about having spotty, patchy skin. Part from my legs, my top half has had little to no pimply bumps!!! I have never been more happy in my life. I have been able to wear t-shirts with short sleeves and low cut scoop necks without caring. For the last few months i have been living in soft silk and cotton collared three-quarter length shirts in summer to provide coverage but also not being it too hot and thick on my skin.
A day or two after i returned home from the beach i had a break-out of pimply dots on my neck/chin/cheeks that then turned into dry rashes. I captured images of the worst of my pimply spots but now it just looks like mild dry eczema. My legs are doing a lot better but aren’t as clear as my top half. They are still very itchy and dry and patchy. Also, as i have been tanning a lot i have noticed that my eczema patches do not tan due to the dryness and thickness of the skin, so i have officially caught the name by my family – Leopard Legs.
I stil wear bandages up my arms and on my hands every night as the itch hasn’t gone completely. And recently i did scratch a chunk out of my wrist without realising till morning when the sting was incredible once washing my hands. The war scratch i have also documented but the quality is bad, sorry.
I also have finally taken up skin brushing. My naturopath had told me to start it the first day i met her and i wish i listened! I found a cheap set of exfoliating gloves for $2 and they work a charm. As i dont moisturise my body, besides from my face, i realised when i woke up my skin was a little scaley with white flakes. As soon as i exfoliated the snow flakes off my skin almost looks normal! I feel as though some parts of my skin are starting to bring back its moisture naturally. Well i truly hope that is what it is doing.
Overall, I pray every night that my skin will stay this clear and only get better. But if it does get worse I at least know things are definitely moving forward. I am glad that basically the next month i will be rugged up in thick clothing whilst overseas so i wont even pay attention to my skin as i will be so distracted by the beautiful country, Japan. I will definitely document my time whilst i am their and post photos in my next blog 🙂 Fingers crossed that my skin will stay this carefree for the next month and months to come.
Happy Healing to all.