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Differin acne cream

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Aspenn17 Sat 02-Nov-19 22:25:54

Hi, I’ve been prescribed Differin cream by my GP for my spots. They are big and painful but only on my chin. I’ve been using the cream nightly as directed for 4 weeks now and I’m not noticing any improvement. Has anyone else here used it before and how long did it take to work?? Thanks

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Katharinblum Sun 03-Nov-19 13:36:57

Son aged 16 used it and worked in prob 2 weeks or so Less redness. Should have taken antibiotics with it too but didn’t taken them because he couldn’t swallow them confused.

Witchofzog Sun 03-Nov-19 13:45:08

I used to use it and it did wonders for my skin. So much that I don't need anything now. I can't remember how long it took though sorry

Claireshh Sun 03-Nov-19 22:14:59

I’m a big fan of Differin gel. Around the three week mark my Amazon got worse and then starred to massively improve.

Claireshh Sun 03-Nov-19 22:15:19



Aspenn17 Tue 05-Nov-19 11:24:03

Very glad to hear that @Witchofzog. And thanks everyone else for your replies. I’ll keep going with it then. I’m on week 4 now, I would say by week 2 my skin was much clearer but now it’s bad again. I’ve read that there can be a ‘purge’ stage where it’s bringing out all the impurities then it starts to clear but waiting so long is getting me down. I thought it would have started working by now sad

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Claireshh Tue 05-Nov-19 21:52:26

Yes, I think the flare up is normal. I’m sure you will start seeing a difference soon. I cleanse my face when home for the evening. Once my face is completely dry I put the Differin on. I put moisturiser on top when going to bed.

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