happy monday! just a quick update. my skin seems to be really loving the lack of bp...it's must less dry and flaky. i use the olay pro x brush in the morning on the gentle setting, and that seems great too. i had been using a little face brush that you used by hand (it was like earth therapeutics or something like that) and i think it was just too harsh. i'm wondering if at least part of the clogged pore problem was because of products that were too harsh. right now the bottom half of my face again looks smooth for the most part, and not flaky! it might be my imagination but my forehead appears a little smoother, although there are definitely still quite a few clogged pores. i hope my skin is getting thinner? the spiro is definitely reducing oil, which is awesome. part of the problem is that the lights in my office are just terrible. flourescent ughhh. so i'm sure it's the worst in here. fingers crossed but i hope this is the first little bit of some progress?? again, because i used atralin for so long i have no idea what to expect in terms of an initial breakout. haha it seems like there'd be no way for me to be one of those people who doesn't have one (and i definitely think i had one the first couple weeks when i was using it every few/every other night) but that would be great!