Hey guys, so since we talked last I've been mixing in AHA+ with my moisturizer every day, morning and night. I started off with a tiny bit, but since there was no redness or burning whatsoever I moved it up to one small line (probably a 3rd of a pointer finger length). I still didn't really feel anything, so over the past couple of days I've moved it up to 2 small lines, and now 3. Weirdly, there is absolutely no irritation whatsoever. I use 1 1/2 pumps of Cetaphil, 8 drops of Jojoba oil, and the AHA+ and I mix it together and apply it everywhere morning and night. It actually moisturizes my face really well, though once in a while I may have a tiny dry spot here and there. I haven't noticed any magical difference with the AHA+ so far- the scars are still there and my skin definitely isn't porcelain yet. However, I know that it's only been like 3 or 4 days and so I'm not expecting my face to be perfect yet. Hopefully within a couple of weeks I'll start seeing some kind of difference, considering it's supposed to be such a powerful medication.
In addition to the AHA+, I'm now using an entire thick middle finger length of BP, morning and night. There's absolutely no burning or redness with any of the Regimen products for me, so I'm very grateful for that. As I said, I struggle with a tiny bit of dryness here and there, but that may also just be from the extremely cold whether and wind in New York in February. As the Summer comes I'm hoping my skin will get better and better.
I'm still trying to be very gentle with everything I apply to my face and I never touch my face throughout the day. I don't have a great diet, but I do drink a lot of water because I know that has positive effects on acne as well. Someone at work told me that I "look like a different person", so that's pretty much the best compliment I could have received. I'm still in shock that this stuff is actually working. Since I stare at every crevice of my face every day, I guess I just don't notice the effects as much, but I do realize that my complexion in general is a lot clearer and my skin is just softer and better. Very excited to see what the next few months have in store for me.
Clear skin here I come!