I might have gone a bit overboard on the AHA. I feel like there's no proper instruction on how much to use! I read somewhere to use 1/2 AHA and 1/2 moisturizer...does that mean one pump of moisturizer and one pump's worth of AHA? Because I did that. And oh man, that was a lot of AHA.
My face BURNED so badly. I wasn't sure what to do, so I just dealt with it. Luckily, in the morning, nothing terrible had happened, but my skin is pretty red and sore today. It looks like a minor sunburn. Hopefully I can feel out how much AHA I should really be using with my moisturizer...but anyone please feel free to tell me!
I've also been pretty sensitive lately about my hyperpigmentation marks. They're very apparent, and from a distance it almost looks like I have severe acne because my spots are just so red! A couple of users on the forums reminded me that I'm probably noticing my red marks more because there's less active acne, which I realized is accurate. Living under fluorescent lighting doesn't really help, either. There are still a few tiny whiteheads on my cheeks, but they're practically falling off of my face, and not inflamed at all.
Feeling grateful for this progress so far, and I need to keep reminding myself that I'm only 1/3 way there.
Meanwhile, I'm going to submerge my face into a bucket of ice.
Just kidding. But seriously, I would.