You can use make-up and moisturisers, but do not apply them at the same time as you use adapalene. Try to avoid any skin products which exfoliate or dry your skin.
Should I moisturize before or after adapalene?
For best results, first wash skin with a mild (non-irritating), non-drying cleanser; apply a thin layer of Differin Gel to clean, dry skin (full face); and follow treatment with a moisturizer. If Differin Gel is used during the day, allow it to dry before applying sunscreen.
Can I put moisturizer over Differin gel?
Use a gentle moisturizer to help decrease the dryness that may be caused by Differin. Be sure not to use moisturizers with glycolic acids or alpha hydroxyl, as these ingredients can add to the dryness.
What can you not mix with adapalene?
Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.
Do you have to moisturize with Differin?
Make Differin Gel a part of your daily skincare routine. And be sure to moisturize. Every Day.
How long does it take for Differin to absorb?
Adapalene is highly lipophilic. When applied topically, it readily penetrates hair follicles and absorption occurs 5 minutes after topical application.
Do you put Differin all over face?
Don’t just dab this medication on individual pimples. Since adapalene works by stopping pimples from forming under the skin’s surface, just spot-treating existing pimples won’t be effective. 2 You have to apply it all over the face, like you would a moisturizer, for it to work properly.
Is skin purging a good thing?
“Purging is neither good nor bad. It can happen after using excellent products but, equally, it also frequently occurs when the skin barrier is compromised prior to starting with a product or treatment.
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.
When do you apply adapalene gel to skin care?
“Start using adapalene every other night,” Dr. King recommends. “If the skin isn’t becoming irritated, then you should increase the frequency to every night.” To apply, use a tiny amount on clean skin before bedtime and follow up with a thick moisturizer to help with potential dryness.
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.
Does Differin help with acne scars?
If your acne has left scarring and redness, Differin Gel may help promote a more even skin tone and decrease the appearance of scars. As a 2006 study pointed out, Differin Gel is a good option for people who have had acne and are looking for a product that will help prevent future acne.