Half way through month 1 and that much closer to being clear..thank god! So far things are going pretty good. I think I have been going through the purging stage for about the past week. I have gotten a couple inflammed pimples and tons of really small white heads all around my mouth and chin. And not to mention the blackheads, oh my god the blackheads Now I have always had a nose full of blackheads, but they were never so dark and prominent. I can now literally run my finger over my nose/going onto the tops of my cheeks and feel them, feels like sandpaper. It's disgusting. I guess this is just the medicine doing its thing. I'm hoping in another week or so they will all wash off. Another weird thing, I used to be able to squeeze my nose and tons of gunk would come out, and now if I try literally nothing comes out. So I will be leaving the blackheads alone from now on.
As far as side effects I really don't have much to complain about. My face is definitely drier, but not at all flaky. I attribute that to all the moisturizing and I have been trying to wear minimal makeup. Lips are dry but not cracked, red, or peeling yet. I will say the skin on my body feels a lot drier and is itchy at times. My scalp has also become very dry and itchy, I'm hoping this doesn't last for the durantion of my course - it's not a cute look to walk around in public constantly scratching my head.
That's pretty much all I have to report.
As for the products I'm using...
Waxelene (for my lips and any dry patches)
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisture Repair Cream
L'Oreal Power Moisture shampoo and conditioner
Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Body Moisturizer
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Foaming Cleanser
Olay CC Cream
Will be back in the New Year!