Can I use moisturizer on top of adapalene?

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 you moisturize on top of 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 you put moisturizer on top of 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.

Should I moisturize after adapalene?

Make sure to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with SPF 30 sunscreen can help. Keep on keepin’ on! Differin Gel is still reducing acne-causing clogs, so it’s important to keep using it daily.

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Can I mix adapalene with my moisturizer?

You can either mix them directly with moisturizers before applying them for enhanced moisturization, or you can apply the moisturizer after for better medication penetration.”

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.

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.

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 can you not take 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.

How long should you wait to put on moisturizer after Differin?

Wait for at least 20 minutes for your skin to fully absorb the tretinoin gel or cream before applying moisturizer or any other skincare products. Apply the moisturizer, following the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid using too much or too little at once.

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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.

Can I use Differin after toner?

Use Differin Daily Refreshing Cleanser to reduce surface oil without overly drying skin. Apply the toner to remove lingering impurities and prepare skin for Differin Gel. Apply Differin Gel to treat and prevent acne breakouts, and follow the rest of your regular acne-care regimen.

How do you mix Differin with moisturizer?

Because differin gel is a prescription or OTC medication for acne, it is not recommended that it be mixed with other items. Apply it before or after your other moisturizers or oils. When applying products, the general rule is thinest to thickest, serums and gels go first, then moisturizer then oil.

Can adapalene remove acne scars?

The active ingredient is adapalene, which helps decrease swelling and inflammation, prevent breakouts, and treat scarring. According to Garshick, “it can help discoloration and textural changes that go along with acne scars by evening out the skin tone and boosting collagen production.”