Some elements inactivate when combined, and destabilizes a crucial ingredient or increase skin irritation. Here’s how to build a smart skincare routine.
If you go to your skin care almirah right now and see what all ingredients you’d been using together, you’ll find at least 1-2 products which do not line well in your layering process and had been doing all wrongs to your skin just because you weren’t aware of this science. All in all, money lost and no good! Hence, Here are EIGHT DEFINITE NO NO for your skin care ingredients you should never mix from day one.
1. RETINOIDS/RETINOL + AHA/BHA’s
AHA/BHA’s are exfoliating agents whereas retinol is not. It is a peeling agent so instead it increases the turnover of new skin cells and get rid of old, damaged cells. Mixing in with acids can rip the skin’s moisture and cause dryness, irritation, redness and skin peeling. And I don’t think you want that! So better use both the constituents at alternate nights.
2. VITAMIN C + AHA/BHA
Vitamin C is a magic potion for your skin but magic comes with a price, so it does not go well with most of the ingredient you think it would. Both ate acids and are ph dependent to get activate. So not combining them is recommended to get maximum benefit out of them. A better way to use both the ingredients for solid skin care ritual is to use vitamin C in the day and AHA/BHA’s at night.
3. RETINOIDS + VITAMIN C
You may be having wrinkles and fine lines due to age factor and a bit of acne which is normal. So you decide to pair them. But ahan! It’s not easy people. Together they increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun hence, damage it adversely. So a preferable choice would be to use vitamin c in the morning and retinoids at night.
4. BHA + BENZOYL PEROXIDE
Considering it to be great solution for acne? Umm, wait what about a NO! Again, same reason being they both are acidic and too much of acid in skin care will obviously frustrate your skin and cause excessive dryness and irritation. So superior way here is to use them at alternate nights to create a best acne fighting duo.
5. BENZOYL PEROXIDE + RETINOIDS
These additives will probably raise the levels of inflammation, irritation, dryness and peeling when layered up together in a skin care regime. Rather, using Benzoyl peroxide in the morning and Retinoids at night would turn out better. So, good for you if you avoid these skin care ingredients fusing in your routine.
6. VITAMIN C + NIACINAMIDE
If you separately use both of these ingredients, they can be great for a blemish prone skin but uniting them into a concoction will be disaster you don’t want! As niacinamide will cancel out all the good properties of vitamins C plus will trigger acne which we obviously don’t want. So, better stay at bay!
7. OIL BASE + WATER BASE
Let me tell you the deep science involved in this. Actually oil repels water! So, when it comes to your skin care it will do the same. Oil will not let water-based elements to absorb into your skin thus, you’ll have no good from your water-based product.
8. SOAP BASED CLEANSER + VITAMIN C
Until now you must have known that vitamin C is a morning product but what about the cleanser you have used before using it. It makes a little sense right? Soap -based cleansers are probably going decrease the skin’s ability to absorb vitamin C into it which might be a vital product in your skincare routine. So, using a soap-based cleanser before vitamin C would do more harm than good.
A TIP TO REMEMBER..
But, remember that when you find both the skin care ingredients you should never mix in one product together, you need not to worry about that because then the company has manufactured them in safe amounts and that won’t irritate your skin. You just don’t have to use two different products with these ingredients.
Voila! If you come to this part of the post, i assure you that you’re skincare routine is now safe and best.
Keep safe and shining <3