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Differin comes in cream or gel form and is used to reduce inflammation and soreness of the skin caused by acne. Acne is a skin condition which is likely to affect everyone at some point in their lives. It is characterised by spots on the face, back and chest which can either be smaller blackheads, whiteheads, papules or pustules, or more severe nodules or cysts. These spots and inflammation arise when bacteria grows in a blocked hair follicle containing trapped sebum (oil). There are a variety of possible causes of acne, including; hormones, diet, vitamin deficiency, stress and genetics. Acne can have a negative impact on confidence and cause distress or anxiety in individuals suffering from this condition. Differin cream treats the symptoms of acne on the surface of the skin by clearing blocked pores and decreasing the swelling and inflammation.
Differin cream and gel both contain 0.1% of the same active ingredient, although the cream is absorbed more quickly and easily and is therefore more suitable for sensitive skin.
Differin can prevent new outbreaks as it clears blogged pores which lead to spots.
Differin can be used on the face, chest or back where acne is present.
Other acne products (containing benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin or clindamycin) can be used with Differin, although they must be used in the morning as Differin is applied at night.
Differin cream contains the active ingredient adapalene which has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.
Differin gel contains the active ingredient adapalene which has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.
Apply a thin film of Differin gel / cream to the affected area once daily and rub in gently.
Differin should be applied at night before going to bed unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Ensure the skin is clean and dry before applying Differin gel or cream. Wash your hands after using Differin gel.
Differin cream or gel are both only absorbed into the body in small amounts and its main effect is on the surface of the skin.
Common side effects of using Differin cream or Differin gel include:
Uncommon side effects of using Differin cream include:
You can learn more about the condition here – Acne – Diagnosis, Causes and Treatment
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