I ended up decreasing the dosage to once a day because a day after my post, my skin got super dry. (to the touch as well). It's only flaking in the morning and looks fine after I shower and put moisturizer on, but to be careful I just went back to once a day for now and see how I do.
The bumps are gone and I'm only entering the second week (I started twice a day instead of once a day though, opps. As a result, my skin is super dry right now, or at least I think that's the cause). I'm only using a little more than a pea-sized amount right now. There's still redmarks but the skin is smooth (but feels dry). Should I just go back to once a day? Or should I keep increasing the dosage?