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eevvee

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starting epiduo (adapalene/BP), what to do

Hello everyone! ~ Any advice and previous experience with epiduo (adaplene and benzoyl peroxide) or something similar is welcome ~ I've been prescribed with Epiduo for my breakouts. I'm unsure but lately I've been getting breakouts either close to my chin, or my cheeks and forehead that are bigger than a normal pimple, deep (feeling like a rock underneath) and painful to touch. I know to use it in the evenings, on dry skin with a thin layer and followup with a moisturizer afterwards. But I also want to limit the negative side effects as much as possible as I have a horrible picking habit which can make things worse. Is it okay to use a hydrating serum and toner after applying epiduo (and before my moisturizer and sleeping facial mask)? How much time should I wait after I apply epiduo? Anything other advice to limit irritation, peeling and pain? Any insight is greatly appreciated ❤❤ These are the products I currently use in my evening routine.
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Niacinaemide

Dry/Resilient

I've tried the epiduo dube (adapalene+bpo). What I know that you should use epiduo in the last of your routine. If you want to limit the negative side effects, I'd like to suggest you applying hydrating serum --> moist ---> epiduo ---> wait for 30 mins ---> moist
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Niacinaemide

Dry/Resilient

no moist as in cream/gel moisturizers. It is best to use moisturizers on top of damp skin. So I'd like to suggest you using hydrating serum and directly apply the moist cream/gel on top of it while it is still damp. It is minimize the risk of Transepidermal water loss :) Different case with epiduo/retinoids, we need to let it dry for about 15-30 mins and then layer it with moist gel/cream or face oils.
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ricoskin

Dry/Resilient

if you can ask for a differin prescription with a benzoyl cleanser which will make use much easier x
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eevvee user profile picture

eevvee

Dry/Resilient

thank you! unfortunately I'm in the uk and the gp prescribed it to me over the phone without letting me know the name before I went to pick up the prescription. but thank you about the sheets!
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ricoskin

Dry/Resilient

best of luck sis xx
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AngelCare

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looking for recommendations as well. thank you
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