My Wedding Experience

My Wedding Experience

Weddings…Need I say more?

It’s apparently wedding season. I wasn’t aware of this. Nor was I prepared for it – at all. This time of the year isn’t my favorite. at least not when it comes to skin care. When it’s cold outside my skin can be one of two ways:

  • Amazing: No visible problems at all. Maybe a little dry, but not noticeable to the eye. The color seems to blend and overall easy to keep up with.
  • Terrible: As in flaky, dry, and a mess to look at. To the outside world, it probably doesn’t even look like Eczema, maybe more like burns. Inflamed and painful. Hard to make better and yet so easy to make worse.

When my skin is terrible

It’s odd because it’s the exact opposite of how I feel internally. While I am still dealing with a lot of stress (from outside factors as well as other conditions), overall I feel pretty good. This is kinda my favorite season. It’s bright and nature is so pretty! Leaves are turning and holidays are approaching. I’m okay with this time of the year.

Weddings

I was invited to a few weddings recently. While excited, I always have that worry in the back of my head. “I wonder what my skin will look like.” or “I wonder if my arms will be clear by then.” It saddens me that it’s 2018 and still such a burden to me and many others out there.

Getting ready

Getting ready was the first time I was able to really see the damage done, not only by my condition but also by scratching. It was the first time in a long time that I took a good hard look at my body and my Eczema. For the first wedding, to my surprise, it wasn’t that bad. Sure, it was bad, but it could have certainly been worse.

What to wear

I chose a semi-long dress for the first event so I didn’t have to worry about people looking at my legs. For the second wedding, my skin showed more – which was okay. My skin wasn’t 100% clear when it was time for the second wedding, but I did make it work. The cold weather has been causing my skin to become more dry than usual although it’s not inflamed.

The weather

I think the weather was the worst part of it all. The first wedding took place outside and it began to drizzle as soon as we arrived. This definitely complicated thing as it pertains to my skin. Although the reception was inside, I’d spent enough time outdoors. My arms were starting to itch and become aggravated. I think the rain and humidity made it worse. For the indoor reception, my arms seemed to start clearing up. – At least the soreness was going away.

The second wedding was a little different

The second wedding was indoors and I’d been taking better care of my skin prior to. My dress was shorter, but the event was indoors. Although it rained the entire day, my skin didn’t react. *Thank goodness*

I guess Eczema is just odd like that…

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