How long does it take for skin to go back to normal after Differin?
Don’t freak out. That’s just what dermatologists call retinization; it happens as your skin adapts to the treatment, and usually subsides after about four weeks. Differin Gel is still doing its job to reduce acne-causing clogs, so it’s important to keep using it daily.
Does dryness from Differin go away?
Part of the Differin difference is a topical retinoid called adapalene. During retinization –the adjustment period when your skin is getting used to Differin Gel – you might experience dryness, scaling, redness and burning or stinging. It sounds scary, but don’t worry: Irritation usually lessens after 4 weeks.
What can you not mix with Differin?
Differin Gel should not be used in conjunction with products containing alpha hydroxy, salicylic or glycolic acids, which may worsen irritation. Irritation may occur if using more than one topical acne product at a time.
Why is Differin breaking me out?
During the first few weeks of using adapalene, your acne might appear worse because the medication is working on pimples forming inside the skin. It may take 8 to 12 weeks to notice results from this medication.
When should you stop using Differin?
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.
When do you give up on Differin?
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.
Is Differin safe for 10 year olds?
Adapalene is not approved for use by anyone younger than 12 years old.
Is Differin good for hormonal acne?
They are top-tier when it comes to treating a variety of skin issues, especially acne. Says Dr. Levin, “There are essentially three types of retinoids, all of which are vitamin A derivatives. Differin Gel became the first FDA-approved acne-treatment retinoid that is over-the-counter, [which] is a game changer.
When do the side effects of Differin Gel subside?
Differin Soothing Moisturizer is great to use with Differin Gel to help relieve symptoms of retinization. Before you achieve your best skin, you may experience a few mild side effects that subside after about week 4. Retinization typically begins to subside around week 4 of daily Differin Gel treatment.
When do you start to see results from Differin?
You could start to see a reduction in acne after two weeks of treatment. Keep it up, it gets better. You should see a significant difference around the 12-week mark – clinical studies reported up to 87% acne reduction. Like any health regimen, skipping a day could lead to a setback.
When to use Differin soothing moisturizer with adapalene?
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. Differin Soothing Moisturizer is great to use with Differin Gel to help relieve symptoms of retinization.
What makes the Differin retinoid gel so cool?
What makes the retinoid in Differin (Adapalene) so cool is that it’s gentler on your skin, while still effective — that means you get the clearer skin you want without having to do things like completely avoid sunlight forever! Use a mild face wash, like Differin Daily Refreshing Cleanser, to remove surface oil and dirt without overly drying skin.