I have been blessed with someone in my life recently that's truly motivated me in a healthy way to let my skin be. Let it heal and stop hurting myself out of frustration or disappointment that it isn't healing as fast as it can be.
I have realized it's a touch of OCD when I feel my neck and feel the roughness, I would rather touch raw oozy smoothness than the rough uneven scab. My eyes have been red and puffy lately as well along with dryness and redness on my cheek. I can feel it in my eyes when I blink or look up, it's uncomfortable to be seen again. It's not really surprising how crazy you begin to feel going through this, especially twice now. So many little things about it bother you and on hard days, it really weighs you down. Makes you feel heavy and alone in your experience because no one around you truly understands how it feels to go through this and you get tired of complaining and I know that for me I get tired of looking so weak.
You know what would be awesome? If I held a yin yoga retreat designed for people with TSW. It would include vegan food, awesome juices every day, relaxing yin yoga and then just venting time for all of us to bitch, cry and laugh together. Comment below if you like that idea :)
I start a new job tomorrow and have a yoga class audition. Never in my life would I have thought I would be going through with it while I look red and puffy. But I know I am going to be great at my new job and rock the audition so once my boyfriend reminded me that it's what is on the inside that matters I have taken that and ran with it for my busy week ahead of me.
It's what is on the inside that matters.
So love yourself, tell yourself sweet things, eat healthy nutritious food, drink lots of water and take deep cleansing breaths as often as you can.
Much love and light!