Skin-Care Ingredient Combinations You Shouldn’t Try

Skin-Care Ingredient Combinations You Shouldn’t Try

A big part of skincare is measures and timing, you don’t use all your products at once, do you? Knowing how to combine compounds might help to boost some of their benefits, like the powerful duo of sunscreen + Vitamin C.  

While a bad pairing of skincare often translates into diminished or undesired results, it can also harm your skin, causing immediate side effects and long term damage as well. 

Specific skincare combinations to avoid:

  • Retinol + Acids

This compound is used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, acne, and uneven skin texture.

It is a powerful ingredient! That’s why it shouldn't be paired with acids like vitamin C, AHAs, BHAs, or salicylic acid. When mixed, they can damage the skin barrier, causing dryness, irritations, and acne breakouts. 

  • Vitamin C + Niacinamide

Niacin amide is a serum for daily use that is basically Vitamin B3. It is generally used to treat sebum, acne marks and erythema. 

Vitamin C also targets dark spots and scarred skin, and far from potentiating each other, Vitamin B3 will cancel out vitamin C's power, causing an acne spurt on the skin.

  • Exfoliators and retinoids

As we said before, it’s better not to mix powerful ingredients at the same time. Exfoliators can help to clean pores and prevent black heads, but excessive dryness can actually make the skin produce more sebum. 

A clean alternative for skincare

Do you want a safer alternative? If you want to take the step and create an organic skincare routine, you can try vegan, clean, plant-based cosmetics. These are as powerful as lab designed products and often combine well with others.

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