So far, I have eliminated all my cysts and nodules. I started the Regimen during the worst outbreak I have had in months. I had a massive, pus filled cyst deep under the skin with multiple heads--gross. In 2 days, it was gone. I am still shocked and proceeding cautiously before celebrating. I had my acne improve after going on retinoids only to have the cysts return so I am holding my breath. But there is no sign on new cysts. There are have been a few pimples but they have cleared up quickly. I also continue to develop tiny blackheads but I think the continued use of AHAs will help reduce that.
I am still battling the dryness and flakiness. My heriditary skin condition prevents me from normally shedding skin cells as well as makes my skin extrememly dry. So I feel like I have to do more assertive exfoliation than what Dan suggests. I am doing more chemical exfoliation that seems to help and plan on switching to cetaphil cleanser.
I am just using the cleanser once at night, followed by BP, then mixing a dot of 12% lactic acid lotion (Amlactin) with Dans lotion. I am using my Neutrogena Grapefruit Salicylic acid cream cleanser in the morning. I also exfoliated with jojoba and a little baking soda this weekend before getting in the shower and it removed most of the dead skin buildup. I am also conscious of moisturizing under my eyes as the cleanser and BP sometimes gets there and dries out the skin making it wrinkled (I am almost 40, afterall).
In the morning I also apply Dan's lotion then Cerave with SPF after that is absorbed. I may switch to OWN moisturizer because I like the texture and it felt very emolient when I tried it last week.
Anyway, fingers crossed that I remain mostly acne free. I am entering my premenstrual period where cysts really appear so I will see what happens....
Edited by MsB, 11 March 2013 - 12:59 PM.