Here I am at 13 weeks -- my 3 month mark.
I have to say that during the mid part of this 3rd month, I started to notice some positive progress.
I haven't had any cystic acne pop up since beginning of month 3, I have had a few tiny pimples that usually stay around for a day that's it.
I made the HUGE mistake of scratching at a zit above my lip at the beginning of the month and it tore off a big area of skin, which took forever to heal!! DO NOT DO THAT, hoping it doesn't leave a scar. DO NOT PICK!!! Also, I kept the area I scratched off moist and that helped with healing and my derm said that will help it not scar. So if you do have a bad area that you cant help but pick at -- KEEP IT MOIST with aquaphor.
aquaphor is MY BEST friend!!!!!!!!! when I don't have it or forget it, it is pure panic mode. Really my lips are only thing that has gotten REALLY dry. I have been so good about moisturizing my face. My arms and hands have had some eczema type rashes that will pop up if I don't moisture enough, cortisone takes care of those spots.
I will be sure to update back at the end of this month.
If you are struggling bad -- please know that this is a journey, and we have to be patient!! I was very discouraged at start of month 3 but I am feeling better and more hopeful each day!!
Please reach out if you have questions!