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Adaplene is a retinoid, and a derivative of Vitamin A. Adaplene is mainly used to treat Acne. Adaplene multiplies the cell turnover of the skin, removes the skin oils, decreases inflammation and speeds up the healing of acne. It not only treats acne but also helps prevent new acne from forming.

Adaplene- usage
Adaplene is available in liquid, gel or cream and should be applied to acne prone skin and acne affected skin. In the beginning you may find that your acne is getting worse. Keep using Adaplene and slowly the acne will clear. It takes about two to three months for acne to clear with Adaplene usage.

Adaplene should not be applied to skin affected with eczema. If your skin is sun burnt, broken or cut, do not use Adaplene until the skin heals. If you are using any other skincare product, inform your doctor. Many skin care products may irritate the skin if they are used along with Adaplene. For example, products that contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Sulphur, Salicylic Acid, Resorcinol and Alcohol should to be avoided if you are using Adaplene. You should also look at the label of the cosmetics you use as they may contain an ingredient that may cause irritation if used with Adaplene.

Adaplene - Side effects
Adaplene may cause some side effects in the beginning such as: dryness, redness, stinging, scaling and itching of the skin. If these side effects are severe, inform your doctor.

Adaplene should be avoided during pregnancy. If you plan to get pregnant or are pregnant, you should discuss that with your doctor. If you are breast-feeding a child find out if you should use Adaplene.

For some people it takes time to adjust to the usage of Adaplene. They should use it on alternate days until the skin gets used to the product. Adaplene also increases sensitivity of skin to sun. Use of sunscreen is recommended when you are using Adaplene.

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