At around the same time, since we were spending some time in Japan, she decided to go to a Japanese hot spring bath (onsen) which is famous for its very high oil and tar content. People with skin problems come from all over Japan seeking their miracle cure. After a week there with about three one hour baths a day, her skin all over was close to perfect. She was a very happy young lady. Unfortunately the great result from the onsen only lasted a week and then the cycles started again. She was quite depressed that week. Luckily her legs and torso continued to improve and they haven’t made any backwards steps since then. Considering that at the beginning of the year they were dark, dry, glossy, covered in a fish scale texture as well as the eczema and itchiness, this was a great achievement.