The horribleness of "the flaky period" is upon me in full force. My skin is really hard to ignore and I've been seriously considering how much scraping off my skin would hurt for the last few hours. I've never really scraped off my skin, so I can't really decide whether the pain would be greater than the itchiness (I'm also afraid that at this point, I would prefer the pain). I am really piling on the moisturizer and jojoba oil, but there seems to be no escape. My eyes itch, I think from the proximity to benzyol peroxide (they water without any warning at all and feel gritty). I'm afraid to go on-campus in case my flaked-off skin/pink-watery-eyes should provoke speculation about the beginning of a zombie apocalypse. Really. I've been haunting the message boards here trying to find some solution and some people are still complaining about dryness 23 days in, 46 days in... I can definitely see why some people quit altogether. I've committed to the regimen though, so I know I still have a long way to go. Man. I'm panicking about the time I'll have to live like this. Keep reminding myself that acne is worse than dryness (relativity has been playing an active role in many aspects of my life lately). Plus I AM curious to see whether the regimen works. I've got three days until summer classes end and one month-ish until regular term begins. I'd like to be rid of this uncomfortableness by then (fingers crossed).