thin hafte / ਤਿੰਨ ਹਫ਼ਤੇ / three weeks

Sorry for the late post! “3.5 weeks” would be a more fitting title for this blog post.

Three and and half weeks without using topical steroids and I think it’s going okay! At the beginning of this week my skin was doing great but recently there has been a couple of setbacks. However, I’m still confident that this is the right choice!

My eczema today:

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pasina / ਪਸੀਨਾ / sweat

After using the new deodorant for a couple of days, I have noticed that I am sweating a lot more. I started noticing this yesterday but today it is in full blast! I read online that this is part of the detoxing phase because your sweat glands are trying to get rid of all the toxins that have been building up. As a result, I am going to smell bad for a couple of days. I think it’s definitely worth it, especially after seeing my body react to changing products. I have not seen a noticeable change in my eczema but maybe I will down the line!

khushboo / ਖੁਸ਼ਬੂ / deodorant

Over the weekend I went into a market and found a Lavender + Eucalyptus + Rosemary deodorant that is paraben, sulfate, fragrance, etc etc free! I decided to buy and and try it out. I took a look at how the deodorant I used to use (Dove Anti Perspirant Restore Blue Fig & Orange Blossom) and realized it scored the highest on the ThinkDirty app – meaning that it is extremely dirty and has many allergens/chemicals. I don’t know if deodorant can affect my eczema but I decided it was worth a try.

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itihaas / ਇਤਿਹਾਸ / history

Welcome to Our Saphar! For a bit of context, saphar means journey. I decided to name my blog this to share my journey with eczema to make it our journey. This is my first blogpost and I’m excited to start the journey of being eczema free with my friends who stumble upon this page. The purpose of this blog is to follow my experiences with being topical steroid free and to see the cessation of my eczema.

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