I can’t believe it’s been two and a half year since I started this crazy crazy journey. Skin is doing really well, even though I’ve been putting it through some ringers.
Life has been kind of stressful and hectic, but it’s finally settling down! We moved out of Korea (which was pretty crazy and filled with alcohol), did a wedding photo shoot (wore face full of make up all day, and erased it), had to change travel plans last minute, got into a small scooter accident, and passport problems…. It’s been crazy. However I am currently in Australia, and it’s been wonderful. Skin held up through all the stress, back to back snorkeling, really humid and hot weather (heat is my trigger), and living with a cat (I’m allergic :( ). It is still 100% and I am so grateful.
I am taking the *less is more* approach with my skin. I try to apply as little as possible (usually nothing) so I can clean my face with just water. Maybe in next few months I’ll start messing around with new products, but for now, why fix what’s not broken! My skin has endured dry -15c to extremely humid 35c to now chilly and humidish 18c weathers like a champ. I am so happy about that. I am still doing a gluten and lactose free diet. It doesn’t affect my skin (at least not immediately), but my stomach REALLY hates it when I eat them.
It is weird coming back to Australia, this time with a healthy body. It’s much better than I remember it ha. I am able to enjoy so much more of this beautiful country! It has been absolutely wonderful meeting my husband’s family and exploring the area without oozing and bleeding everywhere. I really hope and pray soon you all will be able to live without worrying about your skin.
As usual, here are some photos… Since pics or it didn’t happen. I hope your skin is kind to you today. Stay strong <3
*caution: gratuitous selfies :3*
The contrast makes my arm look a lot more discolored than it actually is. Oh well. I’ll take some better colored photos to show my discoloration. They have disappeared a lot, and are still going away, but I do have them.
Unlike most, sun, sand and heat is bad for my skin.. but it thrived!
Tanned/burned my skin… eventually peeled.
The marks on the legs aren’t from TSW. It’s mosquito bites. Thai mosquito bites (and Northern Australian ones I later found out) gets REALLY swollen and itchy. Rather unfortunate.
Finally met up with Chi again! SHE IS SO WONDERFUL. pleased tobreporr we are both doing much better than the last meet up!
Snorkeling take two!
And I leave you with a cat pic. She’s 18 years old!
I wish you all strength and hope, as always.