Oh Winter, I really don’t like you!

It’s been awhile since my last post but its for a good reason.  That’s right, I haven’t been having many problems with my skin over the last several months and posting pictures of my normal looking skin just isn’t the point of my blog.

But alas, all is not the same.  Big surprise, eh?  See, I live in Canada where every year old man winter comes and dries out the skin of all Canadians as well as removes our ability to synthesize our own vitamin D through skin exposure (because we are always clothed to keep warm outside).

Anyways, my poor hands are feeling the pain.  They are dry, cracking and extremely painful.  Especially my pinky finger  which looks like this:

My pinky finger with eczema

My pinky finger with eczema.

If you can’t see it there is a cut on the side of the nail and lets just say its making typing this post pretty painful as with each key I press it shoots a painful reminder that I am forever someone with eczema.  I am now sporting a lovely bandage on this finger daily just to make my normal activities hurt less.  I just started using my steroid cream and gloves again to help add some moisture and healing to the mix.  I do see an improvement in the morning but not as much as I would like.

I am still trying to go indoor tanning however my schedule hasn’t allowed for regular visits.  With this new flare up I am going to make a point to go more often.  Luckily for me they just started winter hours and are opened late.

Here are a couple more pictures of my hands which I took yesterday:

Eczema in between my fingers.

Eczema in between my fingers.

My poor sore finger tips.

My poor sore finger tips.

I am hoping that this is all I get this winter.  I’ll keep you posted.

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