When you’ve spent your whole life battling eczema a certain way, it can be hard to realize there are other routes for treating it. Ashley Ann Lora managed her eczema with topical steroids for more than two decades until she discovered a slew of “nonconventional healing” modalities — such as mindfulness meditation, positive manifestation, and breathing exercises — that worked even better for her skin.
Chiquanna “Chi” Villines spent the majority of her life thinking there was only one way to treat her eczema: by using topical steroids. When that treatment method stopped working, her search for alternatives led her to discover the power of yoga, which has since filled her with hope and bettered her opinion of her body. For the first time ever, she feels in control of her eczema — and isn’t letting it limit her life.
After getting diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 20, Michelle Lee’s life spiraled. Though she doesn’t yet have all the answers, Michelle’s quest for clear skin hasn’t been for naught. It’s taught her the importance of self-love and that she should never give up on herself, even when all hope seems lost.