To be honest, I wouldn't recommend that you compare these pictures to my before pictures. I promise my skin didn't get worse! These are much better quality. In the before pics, you can really only see redness, but my skin was oily and a bit inflamed. Now, it's a lot brighter and my breakouts have decreased in size considerably!
Today I also bumped up the amount of BP I use daily; I've been using the same amount as the length of the top section of my pointer finger nightly (my skin was already pretty used to BP to start), and now I'll be using that much in the morning and at night.
It's only been a week, so there's a long way to go, but I am happy with my results so far. I'm also glad that I've been getting comfortable not wearing any face makeup. And, of course, my skin is healing much faster because I've gotten rid of it. Here's what Dan says one should expect about a week into the regimen (just for review):
"Week 1: Mild improvement. Skin is red, irritated, and itches." Mild improvement has absolutely happened! Also, my skin is obviously quite red. It's slightly irritated; it stings a bit with the moisturizer/sunscreen, but it's very slight. It doesn't itch.
My new tattoo, however, that itches. But I won't be putting any BP on that anytime soon.