Can you use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide together?
Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combination is used to treat acne. It works by killing the bacteria that cause acne and by keeping the skin pores clean (tiny openings on the skin).
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.
How do you use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel?
Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide topical is usually applied one time per day. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Clean and pat dry the skin to be treated. Use a pea-sized amount of the gel for each treatment area (chin, forehead, and each cheek).
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.
Does adapalene work better than benzoyl peroxide?
Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) is the most effective over-the-counter treatment for mild acne. Treats acne. Differin (adapalene) is commonly used for treating acne, but, it can cause skin irritation. Available over-the-counter from many brands.
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.
Why does adapalene make acne worse?
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. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.