So I’ve finally taken photos of my skin!!! How long has it been? The reason why i didn’t take photos of my skin lately is because the minor flaws are hardly visible on camera.
Currently my skin color is still a little off, I used to be really fair. So fair that my friends said I resemble a vampire. There was almost no blood in me. I’m working towards that right now.
Flares come and go. The most recent one lasted for 1 week. It was just a case of sensitive skin, hives, itchy rashes, which quickly transformed into dry skin in 3 days.. and over the next 3 days it fell off and my skin was smooth again. (THANK GOD)
Some parts are still in progress, you’ll get to see them.
Overall, I’m happy to say my skin is so good now that it doesn’t even require moisturizing in the morning. Back then when I was still on steroids, I have to moisturize at least twice a day. Plus I have to carry around a tube of cream when I’m out so that I can apply to anywhere that feels dry. I don’t even need that anymore on parts that have healed well. (my neck still has room for improvements, I still need to apply creams there).
Wrist. The last spot of rashy skin disappeared last month finally…
on a slightly random note, i have been having weird joint pains during TSW. most have gone away, but there was one in my right wrist that has persisted for some time.. it is finally gone!!! its been more than 8 months already.
wrist at month 8.
elbow. You can see the hyperpigmentation that resulted from broken skin. I kind of scratched a ltitle too hard and I broke my skin. it’s not rashy though. It’ll continue to improve.
inner elbow. Skin creases are still visible. Definitely room for improvement. Not itchy on most days. Might get rashy on certain days during my flares. VERY MINOR FLARES.
my calves, no more bloody wounds. Looks relatively fairer huh!
knees at month 10.
my ankles. No more cracks like before. Skin creases are still very visible.
my feet and ankles at month 8.
side of my right ankle today. still a small spot of itchy and dry skin. see the brown spot there? it used to be black. the pigmentation is crazy!
ankles at month 11.
the back of my ankle. Still some rough and pink skin.
my sexy thighs. Really smooth right now!!! CAN’T STOP TOUCHING THEM.
the inside of my left knee. See that rashy part? It’s still healing. It’s not part of the flare cycle. It’s has a life on its own.
the back of my neck, it’s not perfect yet. In fact a cycle has just ended. Still dry and pink sometimes. I’m not comfortable with tying up my hair and showing the world my neck yet. it’s crazy pigmented, makes me look like i have a make up disaster going on (fair face but dark neck!).
photo is a little blurry! But you can see it’s worlds apart from how it looked like in the past. still relatively darker (but not very obvious on photos) than my face and my decolletage.
my face, no make up except for the slight orange lip tint I applied. My fully grown eyebrows, eye lashes, smooth skin, and the suddenly-very-visible pockmark on my forehead.
my face at month 10. Missing eyebrows and a lot of hair.
that’s all for my update for this month! as you can see i’m getting better and better.
SO WILL YOU!!!
stay strong my fellow friends. may the peace of god be with you.
p.s. i’m not sure if you noticed, but i’m starting to run late on my monthly updates these days.
i used to be really on time, making a post on the 11th of every month since that’s supposedly the day i started to quit steroids! but.. hehe~ i’ve been so busy getting back into life lately.. i’m trying to spend more time with my family now that i am able to! my friends too..
however i’ll try to be on time next month. ;P
i promise i will keep writing, i’ll be with you guys mentally to provide support and help.