Oh my goodness, I didn't realise how amazing jojoba oil was! I had used it before as a body moisturiser but not on my face as I didn't really know how to use it properly. About 4 days ago I stared mixing it into my moisturiser and within about a day my skin stopped looking like a flaky red pastry and was almost normal! I wish I'd used it earlier, it has made a massive difference to the feel and comfort of my face. Because it's less dry I am no longer picking so much and I have a lot less zits. I have about 6 new spots around my mouth and chin and several that are healing but they have mostly cleared from the rest of my face. I am still getting new ones every day though although less than before.
My order for Cetaphil came through yesterday (took ages) and I tried the gentle cleanser and moisturising cream last night. The cleanser is unlike any other I've tried, it is like a translucent cream cleanser which doesn't foam up but rinses off really easily. I like how it feels, it does feel gentle and doesn't strip my skin. I don't know if it's any good for removing makeup though but it claims to be. The moisturiser is thick and creamy. It moisturised well mixed with the jojoba oil but my face did sting afterwards.
I am feeling more encouraged now, I still don't look great but things are a lot better than they were a few weeks ago.