Just a little over 2 weeks down! Things are changing. Yesterday I noticed the skin on my forehead was getting tight. I'm dryer overall today for sure. Today was the first day I didn't have an oil slick on my nose and have to use any powder. I'm a little worried about how dry I'll get, since I'm half way through my first month at 40mg, then I bump up to 80mg in 15 more days. What will that do to me????? Eeeeeeeek!
I also started to get a crack in the middle of my bottom lip, despite applying Aquaphor all day long. It hurt by the end of the day. I have a heavier lip balm I ordered from Paula's Choice a while ago that works very well. Do a search and order if you're having trouble with chapped lips, it's well worth getting. If you haven't heard of Paula Begoun, where have you been?! I LOVE HER! I've learned soooo much from her about acne and skin care.
So, all of the new pimples that I've been getting have peeling skin around them now. They seem to heal much faster. I have one big, painful cyst on my chin and one on my cheek, and just a regular pimple next to the cyst on my chin. Everything else is almost healed or small enough that it isn't bothering me too much.
My scalp is still flaky and itchy, still using Head & Shoulders every 2 days. I'm still having body aches, my lower back is hurting right now as I sit at my computer. It's not terrible though, just annoying. My arms and knees ache. It's just a little reminder. I'm adding flax daily for omega 3 &6, since that's supposed to help joints, skin, hair, etc. I'm also having 1/2 an avocado and salmon a few times a week. I'm doing what I can nutritionally!