Yesterday and today.... days 21 and 22, I believe.
Yesterday was pretty average, except for having no water. My skin was a little dryer than usual, but not terrible. I went for dinner with family, and did something I knew I shouldn't have done... I had a couple of drinks. Now... to put this into perspective, I don't drink very often, have not been drinking long, and so I tend to get buzzed very easily. Anyway, I ended up spending the night because I was too tired (and buzzed) at 1:30a to drive home. I had lip stuff with me, but no face stuff.
I used some lotion that was on the vanity in the morning, and it actually felt really good, and didn't burn my skin at all (I'm going to find out what that was, and get some). I did "normal" things today, and ended up having to make an emergency run to the next town for more plumbing parts, and then came back to work on that with the guy who came to do the fix, and was so busy that I was paying NO attention to my face.
So, one of the most embarrassing moments of my life... if you can be embarrassed by something that happened previously... After everything was said and done, and I still don't have water, I went to the bathroom, looked in the mirror, and discovered this... mustache and goatee of flakes! I was absolutely horrified, and immediately started going back in my mind, wondering if it was like that when I went to the hardware store, wondering if the plumber guy had noticed it... and being totally embarrassed by both possibilities. I started trying to remember when it was that I had last looked close in the mirror. I realized after some time that I had put lotion on right before i went to the hardware store, and the plumber's eyesight isn't the greatest, so.... I might have gotten by. Still, the thought is mortifying.
Continuing along those lines, I realized that the area that was all flaky and weird looking was the area that has been burning so badly recently. Just under my nose, and around my mouth, and down my chin. And those areas have been very prone to breakout at times (though not so much recently). Places where I'd once had a spot of some kind had bigger flakes. And all of that leads me to wonder if I should really start paying attention to those burning areas, in case this tries to happen again.