Differin is applied at night before going to bed, unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
Thoroughly wash the areas to be treated with water.
Make sure the skin is clean and dry before using this medicine.
Put on a thin film of the gel with your fingertips to the affected areas and rub in gently.
How long does it take for Differin to work?
During the first few weeks of using adapalene, your acne might appear worse because the medication is working on pimples forming inside the skin. It may take 8 to 12 weeks to notice results from this medication.
Do I use Differin gel before or after moisturizer?
Yes, but it’s a personal preference. Some users report less irritation if they apply a moisturizer first. Some users say they prefer to use a moisturizer over Differin, but recommend waiting 30-40 minutes after applying Differin to add a moisturizer.
Do you leave Differin gel on overnight?
Apply DIFFERIN® at night. Let the DIFFERIN® gel dry. Do not wash your face after applying the gel. Try not to touch the treated areas overnight.
What does Differin do to your face?
Differin (adapalene) is a topical medicine (a medication that is applied to the surface of the skin) similar to vitamin A. It helps the skin to renew itself. Differin is used to treat severe acne in people who are at least 12 years old. It works by decreasing acne formation.