Today I am beginning my post-period break I get every month. This lasts from 3-5 days and gives me back some sanity. I don't clear up by any means, but the pain, redness, and itching are reduced by about 50%. It's all relative - my face looks more than 50% less red but my arms are maybe only 25% less red. All I know is I am grateful for these short, but much needed reprieves from the insanity this TSW puts us through! I typically forget to take pictures during my breaks because I am always busy trying to get things done. Today however I am still exhausted. Tomorrow will be my errand day - hopefully my energy levels kick up by then! :)
The not scratching with my finger nails is working! I did break open a few sores with the comb so I will be looking for other options when I go out tomorrow. But for now it will suffice! I get more dry than normal during my break so I tend to still scratch open skin. I wish I did this earlier in my TSW journey, but lesson learned! Hopefully my sores will be healed before my flare increases!
Hope everyone is having a good skin day and staying cool!