week in review from 11 april to 22 april 2015:
skin has changed within the week again. it was moist and wants to ooze, especially my ear canals – fluid just oozes out throughout the day. face would be moist if i scratch some skin off. as the week go by, the fluid seem to concentrate on my feet instead, seeping fluid if i stand for too long.
i can totally feel the pressure on my feet.
skin on my face was flaking pretty badly previously, very thick scaly pieces that reveals pink and semi-raw skin. later on the skin flakes becomes thinner, and what’s underneath is better skin that doesn’t ooze or seep moisture. face doesn’t feel as plasticky anymore. eyelids are able to fold properly as they are supposed to! probably the first time since mid march?
scalp oozing is back to haunt me this week, i didn’t even scratch or break any skin to begin with. fluid just ooze out, even as i’m sitting up. after 2 days of misery, it dried up on the third day and shed a layer of thin skin later. the skin isn’t thick or hard like the scales i’ve seen before. they’re whitish in colour and it was good combing them all out. no more oozing after that.
the redness on my hands and feet seem to be spreading. they were slightly moist at the start of the week, but by now they’re in the dry phase, shedding scales daily. finger tips aren’t oozing anymore, looks like it’s healing, but the skin is still pink around my fingers.
arms were also moist at the beginning of the week, now it’s also in the dry phase. skin actually feels cool to touch unless i irritate it and make them itchy.
the back of my knee was very moist at the beginning of the week too, doing that peeling cycle. it’s drying up and healing now though.
these cycles are kinda short, i don’t really know what to make of them other than the fact that they coincide with a certain kind of herbs i take. is it just speeding up the process of my body getting rid of the unnecessary?
overall redness is dissipating, except my hands and feet. my face is a little pink. my neck, body, arms and legs are taking on a darker hue of red. turning brown perhaps!
so glad my body is moving along 🙂
i started getting weird coughs, especially at night the past few days. poo situation isn’t very promising either, they don’t fall into the healthy poo category for sure. 😦 and it’s weird because i have been eating food high in fibre, and my water intake is healthy too.
12 april 2015
my skin has been getting better progressively in the past few weeks, there’re still ups and downs, but the downs are nothing like what i experienced 1 month ago – no more crazy oozing, no more scalp oozing, no more back of knee oozing. YAY!
a summary for this month:
started sweating! initially it’s just the face, a week later it’s become a full body sweat. the past week has been extra warm in singapore, my body’s temperature sensors are finally back to normal and i’m feeling the heat, definitely responding to it because i get sweaty, especially my neck, armpits, arm folds, abdomen, groin, and the knee bent!? scalp isn’t sweating much, nor does it have any signs of sebum yet.
hair fall has improved a lot. right now i’m losing a lot of baby hair 0_0
i still experience some itchiness, mostly concentrated on my legs as i find myself itching in the middle of the night.
sleep has been improving heaps and bounds. i usually fall asleep around 2am these days, compare that to the 5am days? THANK GOD!
i’m not shedding as much, and when i do shed, the skin underneath is NOT raw. it’s a layer of soft and smooth skin that stays that way for a day or two before exfoliating again.
the redness is now most obvious on the extremeties. the borders are still clearly defined, but the skin within the red boundaries aren’t rashy. it actually feels normal after it sheds.
overall i can really feel i’m heading in the right direction. 🙂
oh, and my face isn’t red, dry and inflammed like before. i still get rough cheeks, i also notice some small bumps, but they go within a few days. my face actually feel quite moisturized on its own, even though i do use a little bit of facial oils.
i’m officially back into the moisturizing game (currently using apricot kernel oil). i feel like my emotions play a very important part in my healing process. being able to see my skin look much better by simply moisturizing it makes me happier, and that makes me heal faster in my mind. moderation is key, and i try my best to not get addicted to anything these days, so i try to be mindful of my usage.
i only started using it when my skin isn’t shedding daily. i try my best to go along with the flow and help my body. if it wants and needs to shed, i’ll let it dry out so the skin can differentiate and fall off. now that my skin exfoliates once every 2-3 days, i can moisturize on the day i rub my skin clean in the shower.
bowels have improved a lot! but that doesn’t mean my digestion is good yet. i realize i burp A LOT. i eat very slowly, and don’t usually talk when i eat.. so i doubt it’s swallowed air.
dry throat, dry nose tract, dry eyes, neck aches, back ache, muscle ache in my calves even though i didn’t do any exercise!?
so crazy seeing how much my skin changes within such a short period of time. i’ll probably save the photo comparison for later.