You will get an effective acne treatment with both adapalene and Tretinoin but will probably see faster improvement with Tretinoin. Everyone’s skin is different, so you might see different results. Keep listening to your skin, and talk to your derm about any concerns.
Can I use adapalene and tretinoin on alternate days?
1) Skip a day: Until your skin gets used to it, apply it every alternate day to curb irritation on the skin. Apply for two hours then wash off. Or if it’s a potent one do it only twice a week.
Is adapalene stronger than tretinoin?
Though it’s not yet understood exactly how these treatments reduce acne symptoms, testing has suggested a fairly simple account of how they differ: adapalene is less likely to cause further irritation, but tretinoin is more potent.
What should you not use with tretinoin?
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, it is especially important to avoid using the following skin products on the same area as tretinoin: Any other topical acne product or skin product containing a peeling agent (eg, benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, or sulfur).
Can I use Differin in the morning and tretinoin at night?
You shouldn’t use Differin Gel more than once per day, but it can be applied in the morning or at night. If you decide to integrate it into your morning skin care routine, allow it to dry before applying SPF. You should also try to apply it at the same time every day.
Can I use retinol and tretinoin together?
You may be wondering if using both Retin-A and retinol will help reduce your acne more quickly than using either one alone. But that’s unlikely to be effective because they work on your skin in the same way. Combining them can also increase your risk of side effects.
Can I use tretinoin forever?
“You can use tretinoin or [over-the-counter] retinols forever.”
Which is better for acne adapalene or tretinoin?
Accordingly, numerous clinical trials have compared adapalene and tretinoin in the management of acne vulgaris and concluded that tretinoin 0.05% gel exhibits a greater anti-acne efficacy than adapalene 0.1% gel, but has higher skin irritation potential.
Is adapalene like tretinoin?
Approved by the FDA in 1996, adapalene is a relatively new, third-generation retinoid that’s sold as both a prescription medicine and in a lower concentration as an over-the-counter gel for acne prevention and treatment. Like tretinoin, adapalene is a retinoid.
Is adapalene a tretinoin?
Retin-A (tretinoin) Cream and Gel and Differin (adapalene) are retinoids (a form of vitamin A) used for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.
Can niacinamide be used with tretinoin?
Not all skin care ingredients pair well together. Some combinations can react negatively or lessen the ingredients’ benefits. Fortunately, it’s safe to mix niacinamide and retinol. In fact, the combination is considered to have numerous benefits.
Can tretinoin remove acne scars?
Since tretinoin speeds up cell turnover on your skin, it can encourage new cell growth at the site of scarring. Tretinoin in several forms has been tested successfully as an effective way to treat acne scars. Tretinoin is also sometimes used to prep skin for chemical peel treatments that target scarring.
Can I use tretinoin every night?
Yes, you can use tretinoin every night, but you may not want to at first—and some people may never want to. Tretinoin can cause skin irritation and peeling, especially when you first start using it.