this has been a hectic month for me! the busiest i’ve been since the start of the year because suddenly i find myself heading out at least once a week. things are getting back on track again!!! YAY!!!!!!! I SMELL SOME SWEET LIFE WAITING FOR ME JUST RIGHT AHEAD.
29 august 2015
it’s been 2.5 weeks. my skin’s been bad for 1 week, then healing for the 2nd week, and it’s been at its best the past couple of days. i think i should call it menstrual-skin connection.
sleep has shifted a little, previously falling asleep around 11 or 11.30pm, but this week i’ve been sleeping at 12+ no matter how tired i am. and i can’t sleep for long at the same time.
my body as went from red and dry to fair and normal. previously dry spots are almost normal now! i think it’ll go through a few more cycles before it’s totally normal.
my face went from blotchy to beautiful 😀 heheheh!
only complain is my drier eyes and sometimes a dry air tract. it seems to be a long term issue i didn’t really pay attention to in the past.
my fingers nails are still a little too recessed. hope it shows more marked improvements soon.
overall, it’s a positive trend ever since the dip several weeks ago.
the day i lashed out on my neck because it was so itchy.
getting dry the very next day. shucks.
looking much better but my neck was still easily irritated and itchy.
my left cheek seem to have this recurring pink spot that is slightly rough to touch. comes and goes for the past few months? makes me look like i have a blusher on or something. also notice the area above my lips, coming and going too.
12 september 2015
my updates are becoming less and less because my skin is increasingly stable.
2 weeks after the previous update, my skin on my body is more hydrated.
sleep is still shifting, when i had a cold last week i’d sleep around 11.30, but now i fall asleep around 12-2 depending on my mood. literally, my mood. when i’m happy and excited i tend to sleep later =_=
face is alright, but prone to getting a few red spots on my trouble area (typically around my lips and eyes). i also noticed little tiny bumps on my face that doesn’t irritate or itch. these typically go away on its own after a few days.
now it’s just the same old areas that are still healing – arm folds, neck, feet.
i feel like my neck is a lot better, the integrity improved, even if i do scratch it the skin doesn’t rip off so easily. still dealing with some low level redness that has diffused from my neck down. maybe it’s just me but i do notice the striking difference in skin tone from my face to my chest. it’s like fair – dark brown/red – fair.
picture of the month of september – face looking pretty good and i can wear makeup again, but my neck was ruined. WAS. 😀
overall, i’m quite happy with my progress. it’s been 6 months since the flare and things have definitely improved a lot since then. i look at my hands and feet and they’re almost completely cleared up, that relieves me.
i foresee more healing to come! but not without the ups and downs. just so glad the cycles are getting shorter already 🙂
stay strong everyone, god bless!