It was at a young age I discovered that I react on my wrist, but most especially my neck, and not just to impure jewelleries only. Once anything touches my neck, air deposits on it, and turns to moisture, I break out. Even when my hair was relaxed and long, if I dare to let it down, I would break out.
If you touch my neck, and anything from your hand deposits on it, I break out. Even if you just wink at my neck, I break out. Once I break out, it takes about three weeks for the break out to dry up, that is if I have not broken out again. By now, you would realise that it was almost impossible for me to maintain a smooth neck. My neck was constantly covered with rashes, because let’s face it, even though I wasn’t using jewellery, or letting my hair down, how possible is it for dust not to settle on an exposed part of our bodies? Even if I were a turtle neck to cover my neck, the cloth touching my neck would still cause me to break out because of the heat and sweat. Remember the moisture is what actually reacts with the particle, and causes me to break out.
One day, in late 2012, I just told myself I can’t go on like this. I had gone for a Spoken Word TV recording, and the rashes were so bad and obvious. I was dressed to the tooth, shoe on point, hair on point, but my neck was just the dent in my appearance.
I went home that day, and looked at my wardrobe. I saw one triple action cream, which claimed to fight inflammation, fungi, and bacteria. It is called Funbact-A. It had been given to me about a year earlier, in the hospital. Anyway, I used this cream, and it dried out my rashes. Previously, I just used to wait for the rashes to dry out itself, if it ever gets to dry out. Not only did it dry out my rashes, it prevented further break out caused by dust and moisture. There was a time I went to the UK, and forgot my Funbact-A at home. See how break out attacked my neck again. Now that I found a solution, I can’t afford to play with it. The good thing is that it is so cheap, N200, and last for long, since it is just for my neck.
Of course, I still can’t use jewelleries that are not pure gold or silver, but at least, I can maintain a smooth neck, and not carry an embarrassing skin around.
So if you were thinking of buying jewellery for me, make sure it is pure gold or silver. That way, I don’t have to go around bare-neck, or borrow my mum’s jewellery. You can even take it a notch higher and buy me platinum or diamond.
P.S: I am in no way a representative of Funbact-A tube cream, neither do I have any affiliations with them. I have not been contacted by them, or paid to do this post. I just mentioned what I did to overcome the imperfection of mine. For more post on my imperfection series, click here.