Heres a quick update:
Progress: skin is clearing up, more and more! all my blackheads are rising to the surface and i think are the cause of my peelyness and rough skin texture. upper cheeks and nose are clear. acne has become mild/moderate! no cysts!!!! yay! not seeing much progress on back or chest yet.
Side effects: dry skin and hair, peelyness (especially after the pool), cracked lips