Differin and makeup
What should I avoid?
Avoid getting Differin in your eyes, in the creases of your nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water. Do not use Differin on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin. Also avoid using this medication in wounds or on areas of eczema. Wait until these conditions have healed before using Differin.
Do not use skin products that contain alpha hydroxy or glycolic acid while you are also using Differin.
Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Do not use other medication skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Differin can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.
My doctor told me to only use it at night so you won't be putting make up on top of it then. I usually wait a while and out an oil on over the top as it seems to give me dry patches now and again. I'm not sure how much I would recommend it yet. I am in week 10 going into 11 and think my skin is worse than before I started, although I think I am going to continue using until I have finished my tube before I go back to my doctor. Good luck!
- Differin Information for Consumers
- Differin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Differin (detailed)
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