From being told I had incurable eczema where I had to use topical steroids every day to keep my skin under control and plaster liquid paraffin on continuously. Low and behold after stopping topical steroids all those months ago I am now healed and not sure if I even have eczema anymore!
No longer do I have to put up with:
Incredibly dry skin
Being sensitive to everything I came into contact with
Strange skin issues
I now keep things simple with my skin. I don't use moisturiser or any other fancy products on my skin as my skin now produces its own natural oils anyway. I think I'll continue to have slightly sensitive skin as I have had this all my life. The difference now is I keep things simple and it no longer causes me any problems. I also eat what I want and it seems to make no real difference to my skin.
I am a 100% believer that the overuse of topical steroid and immune suppressant creams can have an adverse affect on skin, I’m living proof of this. Withdrawal was not an easy route though I can assure you when your skin gets better you don't remember or dwell on the bad times. I am so happy to have stumbled across others people's blogs and the itsan website that drew my attention to topical steroid addiction. It literally saved me from a lifetime of terrible skin problems. I can't thank you all enough for your efforts!