DIFFERIN CREAM

 

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You have been advised to use Differin Cream on a regular basis to try and improve the overall quality of your skin.

The important thing to remember is Differin Cream may be an irritant and, therefore, your skin may become inflamed and peel if you use the preparation too liberally.  Your skin will, however, build up a tolerance to it with time.  It is, therefore, appropriate to start to use the product intermittently and this could either be for three or four hours a day or just overnight twice a week.  This depends on which regime is easier for you.

If you use the Cream intermittently for approximately two weeks you can then start to use the preparation overnight every other night and, assuming you get no untoward reactions in terms of redness or dramatic peeling, you can start to use it overnight every night after another two weeks.  This regime usually allows you to build up tolerance to the Differin without too much local irritation.  You should not apply the product to any treated areas of skin until they have healed completely.  If you develop any reaction, stop using the Differin and continue your normal skin care routine.  The reaction will settle over a few days and you can then re-start more cautiously.

As Differin may make your skin slightly more sensitive you should be cautious about using other preparations containing Vitamin A.  You will also need to be more prudent about sun protection and sun avoidance.  If you are travelling to any hot countries, I would suggest you stop using Differin 7-10 days before your departure.  Resume use cautiously when you return.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01865 320790.