Like retinoids, exfoliators increase cell turnover, but too much exfoliation can lead to raw, irritated skin. Toners, meanwhile, can be too drying when used along with a retinoid. Instead, follow Differin with an ultra-rich moisturizer that will calm irritation and deliver much-needed hydration.
Do you need to exfoliate when using 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. 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.
Can I exfoliate while using retinol?
A: Because retinol and tretinoin (the active ingredient in Retin-A and Renova) do not exfoliate.
What should you not use Differin with?
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.
Can I exfoliate while on Accutane?
I stuck with the basics: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and Daily Facial Moisturizer, as recommended by my dermatologist. I was also advised to stay away from any heavy exfoliation or products that were not made for sensitive skin.
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.
How long after retinol can you exfoliate?
After two to six weeks of using tretinoin, it’s usually okay to start using an exfoliant. However, it’s best to use exfoliating products as sparingly as possible while using tretinoin to avoid potentially irritating your skin.
How often should you exfoliate while using retinol?
If you want to use both, try exfoliating and using your retinoid on alternating evenings, or exfoliating in the morning and using the retinoid at night. Also, because retinoids increase your sensitivity to the sun, make sure you’re always using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least 30 SPF, Dr. Lipner says.
Should you exfoliate peeling skin from retinol?
Even though you may want to exfoliate or pick at your peeling skin, this will only continue to irritate and exacerbate the issue. It is best to keep a “hands-off” approach, keeping your hands away from your face and also being mindful of what products are making your skin peel even more.
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.
Does Differin Gel make you break out?
Studies have found that a common side effect is sensitivity to sunlight. May make acne worse. Some users report an increase in acne when starting out with Differin Gel. May also cause dry skin.
When should I stop using Differin Gel?
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. Do not apply any topical product to the same area where you are using adapalene, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
How do you exfoliate your face on Accutane?
Avoid exfoliation. The Accutane will make your skin very sensitive, and exfoliating will make it red and sore. Use an oil-free cleanser to cleanse your skin — that’s it. Never use a washcloth or any exfoliating gel or brush when you’re on Accutane.
Can I use niacinamide while on Accutane?
Niacinamide would be great to use while on accutane. It’ll help with post acne marks, redness and it’s an antioxidant (we hate free radical damage!)
Can I thread while on Accutane?
Threading is one of the safest treatments for hair removal when using Accutane. There are no chemicals involved and the thread gently pulls ONLY the hair out.