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Applying gel for acne. Experiencing flaking, dryness of skin after washing face. Methods to reduce dryness?

Sir , I have been applying deriva-Cms gel for acne from past 2 weeks . During this process I started to experience flaking and dryness of skin after washing my face with water everytime. Is there any way to reduce this dryness because it s becoming quite embarassing and moreover I have red acne sacars on my face , it would be of great help if you suggest a topical treatment for lightening these scars .
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Ho there,
I can understand your concerns.
I believe your gel contains Adapalene,if so then it's quite common to have some redness,irrtation and dryness after using it.
Therefore I advice my patients to start with it as follows
Ist night for one hour on ye affected areas
Second night for 2 hrs
Third night for three
And fourth night for four hours
Then after this period apply it overnight and the wash your face with a soap free face cleanser(Nivea) in the day.
It can also make your skin more sensitive to sunlight so liberal use of a sunblock of Minimum SPF 30 is advisable throughout the day.
As far a scars are concerned then please see your dermatologist and discuss the options of Microdermabrasion and chemical peeling to lighten the scars,they are very effective.
I hope you ll find these answers helpful.
Thanks a lot and all the best.
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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