You can see where I picked at one of my blemishes. It's bright red and it bled a bit because I squeezed the pus out. My face burns a bit so it's time to go back to using half an inch of retin a instead of more. I think the spironolactone has helped my skin quite a bit since I used it 2 weeks before starting the retin a treatment. I've noticed that my skin isn't purging like I thought it would be around this time. It's going to take forever to get rid of those stupid red marks from previous acne. Hopefully the sloughing off of skin cells from the retin a will speed that up a bit.