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SansLittleWorld

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How long does adapalene peels your skin?

So I’ve been using adapalene for about 2 weeks now and I’ve paused all of my AHA, BHA, Mandelic Acid and other exfoliating products. For the 1st week of adapalene , I developed some pimples and my chin was peeling like crazy. Now on 2nd or more week, I don’t have pimples, just redness from previous pimples. But my skin is peeling because my foundation emphasizes all the skin peeling. I can barely wear any base makeup lol I’m curious how long does this last before my makeup can look flawless again? Or is this going to happen as long as I use adapalene? Below is my current routine.
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Wanderfulbeauty

Dry/Sensitive

your skin is trying to adapt to adapalene, it's normal for your skin to peel as it's a expected reaction. I would suggest scaling a bit and continue use until you skin adapts aka no more peeling or redness. Hydrate and moisturize to help your skin heal. if this is your 2nd week, you might want to try to use adapalene 2x a week for a month, then add 3x a week for another month and so on.. good luck!
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SansLittleWorld

Dry/Resilient

Ok! I think I’m starting off fast by using it everyday. I’ll scale it back.
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Bazz

Dry/Resilient

Try to moisturizer sandwich method to reduce peeling. Apply moisturizer, a pea size adapalene and moisturizer. Pea size is enough for the whole face. I got this advice from Dr Danial Sugei
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ArfaFawa

Oily/Resilient

try the sandwich method . i just bought adapalene , but i resell it . since I’m so scared abt the purging phase
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