What can adapalene be mixed with?
“Topical retinoids such as tretinoin cream and topical benzoyl peroxide will deactivate each other,” says Dr. Mraz Robinson. “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.”
What can you not take with adapalene and benzoyl peroxide?
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical unless your doctor tells you to. Especially avoid using other skin products that contain salicylic acid, sulfur, or resorcinol. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds.
What do you use after adapalene?
If your skin becomes very dry, it may help to use a moisturising cream (preferably a fragrance-free and water-based cream). Do not use ointments or oil-rich creams, as these could clog your pores again. You can use make-up and moisturisers, but do not apply them at the same time as you use adapalene.
What happens if I stop using adapalene?
To help clear up your acne completely, it is very important that you keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment , even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a short time. If you stop using this medicine too soon, your acne may return or get worse.
Can I use adapalene forever?
Absolutely not. It’s a common, temporary reaction that will usually subside after about 4 weeks of use. Use of Differin Gel should not be discontinued, but be sure to always use it just once daily.
Can I mix hyaluronic acid with adapalene?
It’s perfectly safe and okay to use hyaluronic acid and retinol together. Using skin care products that contain these ingredients together shouldn’t cause any interactions or side effects.
Does adapalene remove dark spots?
Mohiba Tareen, a board-certified dermatologist, Differn’s hero ingredient — adapalene, a type of retinoid — also fights the classic signs of aging: fine lines, dark spots and dull skin.
Can I use adapalene and vitamin C together?
No interactions were found between adapalene topical and Vitamin C. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Can I use benzoyl peroxide in the morning and adapalene at night?
A mild OTC benzoyl peroxide cream can be used during the day and a topical retinoid like Differin can be used at night. After medication is applied a moisturizer should always be applied.
How long does it take for adapalene and benzoyl peroxide to work?
Your acne may get worse at first, and then should start to get better. It may take 2 to 12 weeks before you see the full effect.
How long does it take for adapalene to work?
Your acne may get worse during the first few weeks of treatment, and it may take 8 to 12 weeks or longer before you feel the full benefit of adapalene. Pimples can take 6 to 8 weeks to form under the skin, and during the first weeks of your treatment, adapalene may bring these pimples to the skin surface.
How long should you wait to apply moisturizer after adapalene?
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.
Can I wear moisturizer over Differin?
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.
Is adapalene a Retin A?
Retin-A (tretinoin) Cream and Gel and Differin (adapalene) are retinoids (a form of vitamin A) used for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. Differin is available over-the-counter (OTC).