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How do you reduce skin peeling while using differin (adapalene) gel?

How do you reduce skin peeling while using differin (adapalene) gel?

Change treatments.: Differin (adapalene) also comes in cream form - creams are less drying than gels. If the cream still causes peeling, use less of it, or apply it at bedtime, or both. If it still dries your skin, ask your dermatologist for a different treatment. Trying to neutralize a drying skin treatment with moisturizers is an exercise in futility, and defeats the whole purpose. ...Read more

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What should I use as an exfoliator for peeling skin from using differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel? I've been using for 5 weeks; this is the 1st time i've had peeling.

What should I use as an exfoliator for peeling skin from using differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel? I've been using for 5 weeks; this is the 1st time i've had peeling.

No need.: Most retinoid creams (including differin) cause peeling sometimes, especially during cold weather. Often, all you have to do is apply a little less each night. You can also use a light moisturizer if you wish (one that says "non-comedogenic" on the label). If the peeling persists, try skipping a day of treatment. But exfoliation just causes more peeling in most cases. ...Read more

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Dry peeling skin on differin (adapalene) is this a good sign?

Yes: This is exactly what one should expect from a topical retinoid (differin (adapalene) is a retinoid). In the early studies on this class of medicine the researchers felt that if a patient is not getting red and peeling then the strength of the retinoid is not high enough. This side effect can often resolve or can be alleviated with a simple noncomedogenic moisturizer. Good question. ...Read more

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Av used adapalene n chlindermycin phosphate gel for 2 days n my skin has turned red, burning, peeling n itichy please advise ?

Av used adapalene n chlindermycin phosphate  gel for 2 days n my  skin has turned red, burning, peeling n itichy please advise 
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Stop for now: Skip a few days to a week and then try an every other day schedule.Your reaction is likely just evidence of increased sensitivity to the meds. If every other day doesn't work out let your doc know. ...Read more

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T-gel side effect? Put on arms during shower ...Come out of bath, dry, and skin peeling? Have scalp psoriasis - not on arms

T-gel side effect? Put on arms during shower ...Come out of bath, dry, and skin peeling? Have scalp psoriasis - not on arms

See below: Sounds like the t-gel is not agreeing with you. You may need a different shampoo with you having scalp psoriasis. See a dermatologist if you haven't already to get some topical ointments that may help. ...Read more

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Peeling flaking and redness from retin a (tretinoin) gel. is there something i can use after that wont clog pores and help results?

Peeling flaking and redness from retin a (tretinoin) gel. is there something i can use after that wont clog pores and help results?

Doctor can recheck: If getting too much redness and peeling from facial retinoid use, such as Retin-A gel, one's doctor can help. Some patients try lengthening the Retin-A interval, for example, from twice a day to once a day, or from once a night to every-other-night. Some patients benefit from using over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream twice a day for 3-5 days, while lengthening the Retin-A dosing interval. ...Read more

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