So the absolutely fantastic news is my skin looks loads better today. Only a few spots and areas of redness. I really think the lack of sugar is helping to even out my skin tone and my cheeks are also starting to improve.
My skin is still really dry and I've picked off some of the larger flakes as they are too awful to leave on my face. In one place where I did this however, I've now got a spot coming up, so I think the moral is to leave well alone, no matter how horrid it looks.
Bad news is my lips have gone from bad to worse. The skin has yellowed and scabbed over into these big scales that look disgusting. They hurt if I smile or do anything really, but I'm persevering in the hope the scabs will fall off and leave pink skin that won't need endless lip balm. Not licking them has been easier today.
Face pics and a closer one of my lips: