Can Retinoic Acid And Nicotinamide Cream Be Used At Night?
Can reviderm and niacef ointment be used at the same time at night? And if possible which ointment should be used first
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Reviderm is a branded drug in the form of a topical cream containing retinoic acid. This medicine is used to treat acne and lighten the skin. The way it works is to slough off the epidermis (dead skin layer) regularly. Excessive epidermis will cause a person's facial skin to become dull and facilitate the formation of blackheads. These blackheads can be inflamed and enlarged to form acne.
Meanwhile, niacef is a drug that contains nicotinamide. Nicotinamide or niacinamide is a derivative of vitamin B3. One of the nicotinamide preparations is a gel that is used as an acne drug that is to reduce inflammation in acne.
You can use both of these drugs together at night, by mixing them. However, you can also use these drugs separately, namely niacef in the morning or afternoon and reviderm at night. The acne medicines must be used according to the instructions.
Before using any of these drugs, make sure you have washed your face thoroughly and dried it until it is completely dry. To make sure your skin is dry, you can apply the medicine 1-2 minutes after washing it. Drugs applied when the skin is still wet or moist will make the skin feel hot or sore and red from irritation. Then, the drug must be thinly applied so that it can easily absorb the skin. Especially for the use of retinoic acid (reviderm), only allowed at night, because it can cause sunburn on your face if used in the morning or afternoon. And every time you use retinoic acid at night, don't forget to use sunscreen (at least 30 SPF) in the morning until dusk which is applied every 2-3 hours.
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