it’s not the 11th yet, but I’ll just update 2 days earlier this month.
one more month has passed, and the progress is slow but steady.
it still gets a little bad when my menses are about to arrive. but those redness will subside in a few days time.
I realize my skin is more sensitive now, prone to getting hive like rashes which is manageable unless it itches like crazy.
the good news is my neck looks so much better than a month ago. it was discolored and itchy before.. but now it feels kind of normal. it looks normal, although still a little darker than my face. it was doing good until my menses wreck hormonal havoc around my body. my neck had some rashes for a few days which disappeared after that.
I’m really happy to report that my skin no longer feel so dry upon waking up that requires me to take a shower. I can slather some cream and I will be good to go to school. first time in the past year when I can finally stop showering after waking.
I’m almost completely healed, right now i have widespread patches here and there all over my body. they look like eczema patches, red, dry and rough, but it’s ok, I can cover them up.
the fact that I can see that they are red patches means that the white areas are coming back..! but it’s not a good sight I must admit. I still feel heart broken every time I look at my skin.. but I will get there eventually.
I’m not complaining much, honestly speaking, I’m really grateful to have a normal looking face because that’s something I can’t cover up. I don’t even dare to put foundation on my skin.. I’m glad that I am functional enough to be able to attend school, to participate in class, to discuss things with my classmates without feeling bad, most importantly, I can feel my self confidence coming back to me slowly.
my face do get red rashes here and there, but it isn’t too obvious.. I do get alot of little bumps on my face now though. tried squeezing them because I thought they are comedones but turns out they are not. no idea what they are..!
each day, I wake up and feel grateful for everything that I can do once again..
I never knew life can be this good.. and it’s only gonna get better..
I know I will say this once I’m fully healed, even though I’m not right now but i see some light peeking through from the end of the long tunnel I am in. this journey is worth the hell of a ride I took. not only did it change my skin, it also changed me from within.
attaching a photo of myself. took this today before I left to visit my grand mother for reunion dinner. I am glad to be able to visit her 🙂
by the way in case you are wondering, I did fill in my eyebrows with some powder to make it look more luscious.. hehe! it’s not the full volume it used to be but it’s ok~~