great to hear you are on a good way. I have three questions and one advise for you:
1) When and how often do you do this treatment?
2) When did you take the pics?
3) Are you just using plain water? Because I have read a thread on another forum awihle ago, where one was advised to use saltwater because salt would suck the moisture into the skin. The example that humans living at the sea have almost always very healthy skin was given (makes sense to me). Maybe you could try that too?