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Applying Benzaclin Over Differin?

differin benzacline too much? success

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#1 rg2014


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:27 PM

Hey guys,

I've been on differin for almost 7 months now and it's been going okay. I feel like it worked great in the beginning and slowly started working less and less for me. There is still however some improvement to my skin. My question is: Do any of you apply any other topical solution on top of the differin at night? I'm considering adding benzaclin to my whole face about 10 minutes after the differin soaks in to see if that will add any boost to clearing my skin. Does this sound like a good idea or does it defeat the purpose of the differin/should I switch the two and use the benzaclin first?



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:15 AM

I apply Aczone as a spot treatment over the differin at night.  I dont know how great it works, just sorta like my security blanket.  I would check w/ derm first, but it seems that you can apply certain topicals over differin.  You may experience dryness and irritation if you are using on your whole face as opposed to spot treating, not sure. 

Morning: Cetaphil cleanser, apply Sodium sulfacetamide

Evening: Cetaphil cleanser, apply differin, wait 1/2 hr, apply aczone as spot treatment.


Not overally exciting w/ the results


Also Has Seb Derm and been using Oxistat in beard area in the mornings.  Same, nothing special about the results

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:31 AM

I'd put the benzaclin first before differin. I went to the dermatologist about a year ago and 2 of the products she gave me are benzoyl peroxide and differin. She said apply the BP first before differin every night.
Daily Routine
  • Cleanser - Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
  • Topical - Benzac AC Benzoyl Peroxide 10%
  • Moisturizer - Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
  • Cleanser - Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
  • Topical - Benzac AC Benzoyl Peroxide 10%
  • Moisturizer - Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
  • St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead Control (2x a week)

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