So, I have some good news and some bad news.
Let’s start with the good news. This morning I got out and planted beans, so that’s something to look forward to. And even better, I found this lotion from Dermaced that’s really helped my skin. Within 8 hours of putting it on, I saw major improvements. It’s all natural, too!
The bad news is that I got cocky. The lotion really is just a lotion and triggers still need to be avoided. Somehow, I felt like I had gotten my hands on a miracle drug. It was working faster and more effectively than my prescription steroid ointment. The day after using it for the first time, I had two ice cream shakes from a local food chain… lactose is one of my triggers… one had a lot of MnMs on it… artificial dyes are another trigger…
I greatly enjoyed the shakes, but I stayed in bed most of the next day and am still very inflamed after two days.
I’ve been playing rather fast and loose with my eczema diet (I’m supposed to eat very, very cleanly) – even before this particular mishap – and I’ve decided to stop (I say that now when only a few hours ago I wanted to build up my resistance to lactose like the Dread Pirate Roberts and iocane powder). For the next 30 days, I’ll be doing a Whole30 cleanse.
By the end of it, my skin should be looking a lot better. I do want to mention that the dermaced lotion is really very good. This incident is completely on me. I like the lotion. Even though it’s expensive for a lotion, it’s well worth it to me.