Try to avoid any skin products which exfoliate or dry your skin. Adapalene may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight than usual. Therefore, it is best to apply it at night and wash it off in the morning.
How long should you leave adapalene on?
Full improvement should be seen within 12 weeks, especially if you use the medicine every day. You should not stop using adapalene if your acne seems worse at first, unless irritation or other symptoms become severe. Check with your doctor if your acne does not improve within 8 to 12 weeks.
Can you use Differin at night?
You shouldn’t use Differin Gel more than once per day, but it can be applied in the morning or at night. If you decide to integrate it into your morning skin care routine, allow it to dry before applying SPF. You should also try to apply it at the same time every day.
Should Differin be used morning or night?
Differin Gel should be used only once daily and integrated as an important step into your morning or evening skincare routine. Try to apply the product at the same time each day.
What can you not mix with adapalene?
“You can mix other forms of topical retinoids such as adapalene [now OTC] with benzoyl peroxide, but this can increase the risk for irritation and inability to tolerate the topicals.”
Can adapalene be used long term?
Adapalene 0.3% gel was safe and effective in the long-term (up to 1 year) treatment of subjects with acne vulgaris.
Can adapalene be used in the morning?
Adapalene is applied once daily, either in the morning or at bedtime, to a clean face. The patient should wash the face with a gentle cleanser and allow the face to dry thoroughly.
How long does Differin purge last?
Generally speaking, dermatologists say purging should be over within four to six weeks of starting a new skin care regimen. If your purge lasts longer than six weeks, consult your dermatologist. It could be that you need to adjust the dosage and/or frequency of application.
What is better for acne benzoyl or adapalene?
Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) is the most effective over-the-counter treatment for mild acne. Treats acne. Differin (adapalene) is commonly used for treating acne, but, it can cause skin irritation. Available over-the-counter from many brands.
Can I use Differin Dark Spot Corrector with Differin gel?
Hi Darren, Differin Gel and Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum should not be used together. After your existing acne has healed, we recommend replacing Differin Gel with the Dark Spot Correcting Serum to heal any acne marks or scars.
Can you put moisturizer over Differin?
Yes, but it’s a personal preference. Some users report less irritation if they apply a moisturizer first. Some users say they prefer to use a moisturizer over Differin, but recommend waiting 30-40 minutes after applying Differin to add a moisturizer. Apply Differin gel to clean, dry skin.
Does everyone purge on Differin?
It doesn’t happen to everyone, but it’s worth noting. Retinization is the adjustment period in which the skin becomes acclimated with adapalene, the retinoid in Differin Gel. During this time skin may become red and irritated.
Can I use salicylic acid in the morning and Differin at night?
“To compensate for being overly dry, skin will ramp up oil production, which can create a vicious cycle of dryness and acne,” says Sikora. The fix: Use salicylic in the morning and your retinoid at night.
How long does adapalene take to work?
It is normal for adapalene treatment to take 1-4 weeks before there is a noticeable improvement in your skin. The most common reason for treatment failure is stopping treatment too soon thinking it is not working.
Can I use Vitamin C with adapalene?
No interactions were found between adapalene topical and Vitamin C. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.