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Differin and moisturizing..

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Hello everyone, im currently on day 39 of the Differin/Duac combo. So into around week 5 now, im found myself breaking out, worse than before id started the creams.

I know this is normal with differin, and presuming it will settle in the next few weeks. But what came to my attention is that since starting the creams i have only moisturized around 2 times.

So my question is, how important is moisturizing? And when should you moisturize with the differin? .. My skin doesnt get overly dry, still a small amount of flaking though, nothing i cant deal with.

Is it possible if im not moisturizing it could be making my acne worse? or is this just the differin doing its job and moisturizing is irrelevant?

Any knowledge or experiences are helpful! Thanks =)

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Differin can be progressively drying after a while, ... at least in my experience. You can moisturise your skin ten-fifteen minutes after applying differin if you like without it cancelling out the differin's effects.

I suggest you moisturise as part of your routine to prevent further drying of the skin. Ultimately do what you thinks best.

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Thanks for the reply guys. I might start moisturizing after applying the differin then.

Not because i feel my skin is overly dry, but it might help in overall complexion.

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