I'm on adapalene .1% cream and I've only used it a few days now, but my skin has always been very dry and flaky. I was expecting it to make my face even more dry and sensitive. Is this normal? I wash my face at night before applying it. Should I also wash in the morning to keep the oil at bay?
What kind of cleanser are you using? If you are using a non-medicated, non-soap cleanser such as Cetaphil or its equivalent in the international setting, that should be good. It is also okay to wash your face in the morning with a non-medicated, non-soap containing cleanser and use a water based moisturizer and sunscreen. Hopefully you are using a pea size amount for your whole face. If the oily face still persist, ask your derm to switch you over to the gel.
- Adapalene Information for Consumers
- Adapalene Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Adapalene (detailed)
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