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3 Tricks to Help You Remember Your Nighttime Skincare Routine

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3 tips to help you remember your night time skincare routine

I have not always been the best at taking care of my skin. When I was younger, it basically took care of itself. I washed my face when I showered, but I didn’t do more than that. These days I’m a busy mom, so I don’t have a ton of time to spend on my skincare regimen, but I do sometimes have issues with acne. My skin has been somewhat difficult since having my two boys. The past couple of months I decided to try Differin® Gel.

This morning, I’m sharing my experience using Differin® Gel for the past eight weeks and my tricks for remembering my new morning and nighttime routines. Going from not really having a regular routine to having a skincare regimen, I’ve learned what helped me to remember it. Maybe these tips can help you too!

Tip #1-

Keep your skincare products in a place where you can see them. I keep my Differin® Gel, Differin® Moisturizer, and Differin® Cleanser in a cubby shelf right next to my sink where I can see them. You can see more about how I store my Differin® skincare products in my post, 5-Minute Skin Care Routine.

skin products on shelf

Tip #2-

Keep your skincare products with your toothbrush. Brushing my teeth twice a day is a routine that has long been ingrained since childhood. Since I brush my teeth both at morning and at night, it makes sense to do my skincare routine at the same time. Having everything together helps me to remember.

bathroom shelf

Tip #3-

Set a reminder on your phone. I have reminders on my phone for all sorts of things, so when I started my routine with Differin® Gel, I scheduled a reminder on my phone for each morning and night. This has helped immensely on days when I have been rushing around and I don’t have time to do it when I brush my teeth, thinking I will do it later.

So how was my experience with Differin® Gel? Here are some progress photos from the eight weeks:


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I loved my experience using Differin® Gel. Before, I had intermittent breakouts, which were mostly around my hairline, my cheeks, and on my chin. After using Differin® Gel, my skin has improved. My breakouts have decreased in frequency and severity. I love that my skin is less red from acne.

I got my Differin® Gel at Walmart. Go to to get $2 off Differin® Gel and use it on your next shopping trip to Walmart!

skincare products at store

products in store

Differin® Gel is the first and only prescription-strength retinoid now available over-the-counter for clearing and preventing acne. Differin® Gel has a long-standing heritage as a proven acne treatment but is now in the OTC acne aisle. Differin® Gel contains the only multi-benefit dermatologist recommended retinoid, Adapalene, now available without a prescription to clear and prevent acne. It’s the newest advancement and ingredient in the over the counter acne category in over 30 years! Differin® Gel clears breakouts deep in the pores and prevents breakouts before they begin, which restores the texture and tone of your skin. Differin® Gel is for anyone who is suffering from mild to moderate acne.

Differin® Gel is not used in the same way as a spot treatment for acne. In order to get the best results, you should apply a thin layer all over your face, once a day, every day. I applied the Differin® Gel every night, along with the Differin® Balancing Cleanser and Differin® Balancing Moisturizer. You do need to use caution when using Differin® Gel with more than one acne treatment or glycolic acid product because this could lead to irritation.

Have you tried DifferinⓇ Gel yet? How do you remember your skincare routine? Let me know in the comments below!

This product is dermatologist developed and tested. Please call 1-866-735-4137 for any questions you may have concerning the product. However, should you experience any problems while using the product, please discontinue use and consult your healthcare provider.


Monday 31st of July 2017

I love the idea to use reminders on your phone - I need them! #client


Monday 31st of July 2017

I use my phone for reminders for all sorts of things. Sometimes life just gets busy and a little reminder popping up helps me get things done.

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