I think it's the weather here - it's not so bad for me at home, I can go for almost two hours before I have to moisturize - but there's something about the air quality at work that just just crazy drying. I always moisturize immediately before I go outside because it takes literally FIVE MINUTES before my skin is tight and dry again when I'm outside. My skin is flaking like crazy all the time, obviously. I massage off the flakes every night and morning with jojoba oil (that's before I cleanse. I put on another layer of jojoba oil after I cleanse). My skin only feels normal when I'm in the bath and the rest of the time, no matter how much moisturizer and jojoba oil I use, I have at least a tight feeling if not a near-painful tight feeling at the worst times. I use Dan's products.
My skin has only been getting dryer and dryer for the last week, and I legit think I've been getting wrinkles from the dryness (I'm 24). And let me say that I have naturally extremely oily skin to begin with - I'm the type who would have to blot oil off with a sheet every two hours. I stopped wearing makeup since I started the Regimen, by the way.
(I'm also taking some supplements, including zinc and B-5, which may well be a contributing factor, but I'm not sure if I should stop taking them or not).
I'm using the full 2 pumps of BP right now but I have to wonder if it's too much. There's dryness, and then there's dryness. But I'm worried that if I cut back then I wont get clear at all. My acne hasn't really decreased in the last month - the inflammation has definitely gone down a lot, but the number of pimples is about the same (moderate-severe cystic acne, still have cysts though they have shrunk and are not as inflamed, and I continue to break out every day.)
Is there anything else I can do about dryness, or should I cut back the BP to 1 1/2 pumps twice a day, or even just 1 twice a day?
Edited by relmneiko, 08 November 2012 - 11:09 PM.