What’s the Easiest, Long-Term Solution for Getting Rid of My Acne?
Overwhelmed by the thousands of acne treatments there are to choose from? Whether you’re searching for fast-acting or long-term solutions to clear your skin, it always feels like there are far too many choices to even comprehend where to start. And while fast-acting, acne-clearing products are amazing for eliminating pimples before a big day, they don’t necessarily get to the root of your specific issue. If you want just one product that gets rid of your acne once-and-for-all, we’ve got you (and your skin) covered.
Adapalene gel is a topical acne treatment that can be applied directly to your skin. Although it can be a little startling knowing that it was previously available by prescription only, Adapalene is actually very gentle and excellent for everyday application.
What Is Adapalene?
Adapalene, a derivative of vitamin A, is a member of the retinoid family, and even better known for treating acne blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, and clogged pores. It works by increasing the speed of skin cell turnover. That may sound a little strange, but in order to keep your skin healthy and to protect it from damage, your body needs to constantly produce new skin cells. When your skin cell turnover speeds up, the accumulation of dead skin cells in your pores slows down. In simple terms, Adapalene helps with unclogging your pores so that dirt and oil cannot get trapped inside—and as you probably know, clogged pores are the main contributor to breakouts.
Adapalene also shrinks the size of oil glands, making it easier for your skin to push out excess oil—and ultimately preventing and clearing your skin concerns. If that felt like a lot to take in, you’re right, it was. The truth is, retinoids are quite complex, which probably plays a part in why some products that contain this ingredient are still prescription only. But one thing we know for sure is that Adapalene works!
Is Adapalene Gel Right For You?
Regardless of whether this product is right for you or not, dermatologists suggest that you should always start out slowly, using it only once or twice a week when adding to your skincare regimen. If you choose a product that is too harsh for your skin, it will quickly cause redness or peeling.
For those with hypersensitive skin, we recommend you try our dermatologist-tested Adapalene Gel. Not only is it oil-free and fragrance-free, but studies have shown that compared to other retinoids, Adapalene gel 0.1% causes less irritation to the skin.
Our favorite fact about Adapalene gel is that it only needs to be applied once daily, which is ideal for busy students who don’t have a ton of time to spend on their skincare routine. It’s also a great option for someone who has been curious about what it’s like to try a prescription-strength, acne-fighting ingredient.
What to Expect
Adapalene gel may take up to 3 months of once-daily use to start seeing smoother and clearer skin. Unlike other over-the-counter topical treatments that dry up acne overnight, Adapalene works under your skin to unclog pores and clear up acne pimples. Therefore, patience is key! Don’t be afraid if you start to experience some dryness and irritation during your first few months. That’s just your skin adjusting to the treatment and telling you that it’s working.
Affordable and effective? You’d think it can’t get much better than that, but this gel has even more benefits up its tube. Adapalene doubles as an amazing anti-aging product by fighting classic signs of aging like fine lines, dark spots and dull skin. Sure, anti-aging products may not be a selling point for you today, but you’re never too young to start taking care of your skin.