Can I use exfoliate with Differin?

Can you use an exfoliator with Differin?

Do not use adapalene at the same time as products containing alpha hydroxy acids (i.e. glycolic acid or lactic acid), benzoyl peroxide, or salicylic acid. This combo can be extra irritating, so you’ll have to make a choice. Be nice to your skin.

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.

Is azelaic acid An exfoliator?

Paul Jarrod Frank, MD, cosmetic dermatologist and founder of the PFRANKMD, says azelaic acid is a more gentle exfoliant than other alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), including glycolic, lactic and mandelic acids.

Can I use Differin cleanser with Differin gel?

Differin Gentle Cleanser is compatible for everyday use with Differin Gel. Differin Gel is not used in the same way as a spot treatment, it should be applied to the entire face, once daily. To help maintain hydrated skin, use a moisturizer like Differin Soothing Moisturizer after each application.

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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. Personally, I’ve had to be prescribed Accutane at two different points in my life.

How long after retinol can I 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.

Can I use BHA exfoliant with retinol?

Can you use BHA and retinol together? Acids and retinol don’t always work well together. But, you can use both in your skin care routine, as long as you apply them at the right times, in the right order, to minimise irritation and achieve the best results.