I just thought I'd say that I basically don't get hardly any flakes any more! I'm not really sure when I turned that corner but I realised yesterday that at the end of my day I could smile etc without my face flaking off whereas I remember at the beginning I had to try not to move my face and had to rush home after work to take my makeup off and re-moisturise, so people who are just starting out - it does eventually subside!
Same with the redness, I don't get red hardly at all anymore, I do occasionally however do a jojoba oil scrub to remove flakes if I feel the need (only done it about 3 or 4 times since I got my jojoba) and I try to leave 10-15 minutes after applying BP before I apply my moisturiser otherwise this attributes to my redness. I occasionally will get red bits on my temples if I drag the BP down there when I moisturise and if I've been out in the sun for a few hours then my face will get redder.
But overall, these things do get better with time!