4 Months (technically 3months and 3 weeks)

21 Jan

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 šŸ™‚ Fingers crossed that my skin will stay this carefree for the next month and months to come.

Happy Healing to all.

Pimple/spot break-out

Pimple/spot break-out

breakout

breakout

breakout

breakout

behind knees

behind knees

super itchy and cut up knee crease

super itchy and cut up knee crease

large scratch on wrist

large scratch on wrist

patchy eczema that doesn't tan

patchy eczema that doesn’t tan

behind knee

behind knee

wrist missing skin chunk

wrist missing skin chunk

clearer looking chest (minor pimply/bumps)

clearer looking chest (minor pimply/bumps)

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One Response to “4 Months (technically 3months and 3 weeks)”

  1. Zelsius February 8, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    I have no words.. you are absolutely gorgeous!

    Hang in there, princess!

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