My entire life (well, pretty much, anyway), I’ve had eczema on my skin. It’s a pretty common condition, but no one knows what causes it and all known treatments are temporary for most people (the most effective of these involving steroids). With the medication, the condition is usually pretty tolerable for me, but about three weeks ago, that was no longer the case. For some reason that I still don’t completely understand, the medicine seemed to stop working. My eczema had spread to my neck, face, and new places on my arms and legs. Every night, the urge to scratch (and therefore encourage it to spread it more) would keep me awake–and miserable. So, I decided to say an affirmation:
“My skin is perfectly clear. I have no eczema at all.”
Shortly after saying this affirmation, my husband and I decided to go on a last-minute trip to Mexico. I read somewhere that sea water is good for eczema, so I was looking forward to seeing if the trip would improve things a bit–though my confidence was not very high. Well, what happened surprised me.
Within two weeks, all of my eczema except the spots on my hands was gone.
I don’t know if it was the sea water or the humidity or the sun or what (though I suspect the sea water), but my skin is better than it has been in a really, really long time.
Update: Several years later, my eczema remains at lifetime low levels. I now suspect that it was the Vitamin D from the sun on the trip that healed me that week. I’ve been taking liquid Vitamin D ever since.
After Rachel and Matthew had their first child, they had a couple of fights. Well, okay, more than a couple—they fought for over three years. They fought about schedules. They fought about bad habits. They even fought about the lawn mower. And besides actually having their child, it was the best thing that could've happened. Get Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby: A Self-Help Story on Amazon now.