I cannot believe how well my skin is doing on Dan's regimen & products. Dan, you are the man. I don't know how to thank you. Here's a summary of my progress:
-my pores are 90% back to normal
-I only have 3 healing blemishes right now, that I caused myself because I picked my face last Friday night.
-I have not picked since then (yey...4 days in a row...lets see how long I can go)
-Saturday morning I started massaging my face with jojoba oil after washing, and then cleaning it off with the chanel toner, and then applying the BP. My skin felt really soft afterwards, with no more irritation, so:
-I started applying hydroquinone Friday night (Day 20), after washing and massaging with jojoba oil, and did not apply anything else. Saturday morning my PIH had visibly dimished and there was only very slight irritation.
-Saturday morning I did regular routine, and did not put on makeup until 5pm (to go out). I applied Neutrogena SPF 85 under the makeup since I was going to be in the sun. It didn't produce any ill effects.
-I applied Hydroquinone again Sunday night and last night. So far so good: diminishing PIH, no irritation, no new blemishes.
-I'm out of the doryx prescription. I'll see if my dermatologist will renew it without an office visit
Right now I don't know where to incorporate the AHA...after the hydroquinone as a moisturizer?
I'll see if anyone can offer advice on the boards.
I'll update my current regimen on my signature
Best luck everyone!