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Just wondering about Differin...

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Retinoids increase sun sensitivity a lot so you'd want to put them on at night, before bed. Also, makeup could harm absorbing. I've read moisturizer can be put on after 15 minutes.

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This is just what I know :)


My dermatologist said that moisturizer can be put on right after Differin. BUT I use mine at night and do not put makeup on top. I think it's better to use it at night rather than a base for makeup.

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Differin should really only be used at night- firstly topical retinoids increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight so it is not a good idea to have it on throughout the day, even if you have make-up over the top. Secondly topical retinoids work by increasing the speed at which your skin cells turn-over and when you are asleep your skin does most of its repair so it makes sense to use the retinoid overnight. I currently use differin and I just wait a few mins until the differin gel has been absorbed before applying moisturizer. Hope that helps

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