Okay, so today is day 5. Doing pretty good so far. Keeping on track with morning and evening and so on. Since last night and into today my skin has started to feel kind of peely, but not in a bad way. When I'm washing in the shower, I can feel chunks of skin coming off which is disgusting and awesome all at once. At least I know it's working!
In general, some of my smallest spots are already pretty much gone. The bigger ones are starting to go down pretty quickly, too. Before I started they were starting to get really painful, and as of today the pain is pretty much gone. Awesome. I have what looks like a smallish cyst on one of my cheekbones and he's fading fast as well. Those are the worst.
At the moment, I'm overdue on doing my routine for this morning because there are repairmen in my bathroom. Fixing a leak. I can't wait for them to leave not only so I can clean up, but also because I really have to pee. I've been doing pretty well with my goal of drinking more water every day, but I didn't think about it this morning and have been drinking water all morning. This is terrible. Anyway, maybe it's a placebo effect but I do think drinking more water is making me feel better in general. I'm a headachey kind of person and I just haven't been feeling them over the past few days, so it could be related.
One of the most annoying things to crop up so far is the way my hands are drying out from using all the various products involved with the regimen. I feel like I constantly have to apply hand lotion to make them feel normal. It's not so bad because I have this really good smelling honey-scented lotion that makes me want to eat my own hands, but it's a little bothersome.
The other strangeness so far has been getting the darn moisturizer to sink into my face! I feel like I have to work and work to get it in. If I don't, it leaves weird white marks. It's not like I go anywhere that often (in public) to care too much about it, but it's annoying all the same. If I use any less, my face feels like a desert and the itching drives me crazy. When I run out of my current moisturizer, I might try the acne.org product because at least I know what's in it and the prices are pretty good. I'm not married to Neutrogena, I just liked the quality of the face wash I was using and so the moisturizer seemed like a good bet as well. I suppose that's how it goes.
Although I've come to really enjoy the sunscreen-ish smell of the Neutrogena stuff. It reminds me of visiting Disney World (which, incidentally, was the last time I was almost totally clear.) I hope I can get myself together so that the next time I go, I'll look equally good in pictures as I did back then.