What should I know about adapalene and benzoyl peroxide before using it?

Before using adapalene-benzoyl peroxide, you should know that it can increase the skin's sensitivity to environmental exposure and to harsh skin products. You should be careful to protect your skin from ultra-violet radiation while using adapalene-benzoyl peroxide. Wear sunscreen consistently. Also, you should not use adapalene-benzoyl peroxide with glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy, hot wax and other irritating agents. Adapalene-benzoyl peroxide may irritate your skin or worsen your acne during the first few weeks of treatment.

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