I switched cleansers this morning to the store brand of Cetaphil cleanser. What a difference! Everything looks and feels completely different! I'm so glad I made this change, because the flakes are starting to come off and it looks like i'm getting a lot smoother and more glowy.
BUT - the nodules are getting more aggressive. I have two that worry me right now. There's one next to my nose that got a white head tonight, so I popped it after the shower. there was LOTS of pus in there, so i'm glad to get it out and start the healing process. I think I'll add the AHA back into my face regimen to keep this stuff from happening again.
The other nodule doesn't have a white head, so i'll leave it be. I really truly thought my fourth week int o this regimen would see me clearer, but I guess my case is going to take a bit longer. I'm looking forward to being okay with not wearing makeup, finally. That has been my goal since I first broke out in cysts 8 years ago, and I feel like I'm about to turn a corner with all this.
As far as products go, I will definitely stick with the acne.org BP treatment, and the jojoba oil, but the AHA is a lot more expensive than the alpha hydrox brand. That makes a difference since I go through about 6 ounces every month. It's been a significant financial commitment since I am unemployed, but my confidence has no price. So I'll probably keep buying drugstore cleanser, moisturizer and AHA. That's all right with me. The jojoba has worked really nicely for what it needs to do, I just have to do things a little more gently and let it work.