One thing that confuses skincare junkies is trying to figure out what suits their skin and what doesn’t. Ever heard a friend having a bad ‘experience’ with a product you had a splendid one with? Well, it’s because everybody has a different skin type and a certain thing doesn’t suit everyone.
As much as you might love mixing and matching products, you should be aware that some combinations can be dangerous for your skin. This is why, when we sometimes add a new product to our skincare routine, it reacts against our skin. Not every combination ends up nicely and many might be a disaster.
If you want to achieve that perfect skin that glows, you must know these 3 combinations you should NEVER do.
3 combinations you should NOT do
Do not combine Alpha Hydroxy Acids with Vitamin C
Both might be beneficial for the skin as they work as excellent anti-oxidants. However, when these are applied together on the skin, they can be too acidic. Although vitamin C itself does not contain a high level of acidity, grouping it with these acids might not be a good idea.
The combination will not irritate your skin immediately but don’t be misled by that. The long-term impact can be damaging.
Do not combine Retinol with Vitamin C
Retinols work as an exceptional ingredient to fight aging. They help against fine-lines and wrinkle along with the spots on the skin to give your skin the fresh look it needs. Retinol as a mixture with vitamin C can cause severe skin irritation and unease.
Since vitamin C can also help against aging, many people have this misconception that combining the two can provide goodness to the skin. However, the effects may be adverse and will be accompanied by irritation and skin sensitivity.
Do not combine Vitamin B3 with Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) is a skin conditioner that helps improve the skin’s overall texture. But this vitamin works in the most splendid way possible in neutral environments, and in such environments, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) is surely not the best choice.
It is said that this combo can end up causing irritation and sensitivity to the skin. Both work to nullify each other’s impact and it is useless to waste the product in that case.
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