Okay, I have entered my second week and I am really looking forward to getting over the dryness and flaking. It is actually difficult to smile as my face is so tight and sore. But my skin is looking better in that my pores are smaller and a few discolorations on my face have disappeared. I am crossing my fingers that by the end of the week my skin will not be so dry and the redness will be gone.
P.S. I did cheat and use a little moisturizer around my mouth