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What Skin Care Products You Should Never use Together?

Skin Care Products Skin care products are made using a wide variety of ingredients. Some of these ingredients can cause damages to your skin if used together. Therefore, it is wise to read the ingredients section of the beauty products you frequently use to find out the materials used to make them. Moreover, doing so will help you avoid using other products that can harm your skin if ingredients are mixed. Here are several skin care products combinations that should be avoided.

1. Benzoyl peroxide and vitamin C

Many people use acne-clearing products that contain Benzoyl peroxide as the main ingredient. Without any reasonable doubt, this ingredient is perfect when it comes to acne clearance and dermatologists strongly recommend it. The problem arises when this ingredient is mixed with Vitamin C. On its part, Vitamin C is also a great ingredient that you should implement in to your skin care routine. Similarly, dermatologists recommend the use of Vitamin C in skin care routines because of its anti-aging properties. In addition, it has antioxidant advantages that are useful in intercepting what cause acne before reaching the skin.

However, these two ingredients should never be used together. This is because the two easily react and Vitamin C is oxidized in the process. This renders the two useless meaning that your skin won't benefit from their effects. According to professionals, these two should always be used separately.

2. Glycolic acid and salicylic acid
This is another product combination that should be avoided. Avoid using products that contain Glycolic acid as the major component together with those containing salicylic acid as the main ingredient. This is mainly because acids are not created equally and they might not have similar effects on the skin. Glycolic acid acts as an exfoliator and it eliminates dead skins without necessarily scrubbing it away. On the other hand, salicylic acid is used in the treatment of acne to give you a smooth and acne free skin.

Although the two are important ingredients that serve the skin excellently, they shouldn't be used together. According to dermatologists, using these ingredients together can dry your skin severely. Consider using them separately in order to fully benefit from their effects.

3. Gritty exfoliates and Retin-A
Your dermatologist has probably recommended the use of products containing Retin-A as the main ingredient. It is known for its wide range of benefits it brings to the skin including discoloration, wrinkles treatment and roughness treatment. Additionally, it assists the skin to renew itself leaving you with a smooth and soft skin. Unfortunately, this ingredient may cause skin dry out and this might cause it to peel.

In an effort to remove the dry skin, you might decide to use an exfoliator, which is a wrong decision. Because Retin-A increases the sensitivity of your skin, an exfoliator might worsen the situation. This is because you will be rubbing your gritty exfoliator on top of an already sensitive skin. Instead, cleanse using a muslin cloth to remove dead skin gently.

4. Exfoliants and Sonic brush
Long before sonic brushes, people used exfoliants to remove dead skin. They were perfect and people loved them. Then came sonic brushes and people switched their attention from the old exfoliant products they knew to these new comers. Since then, sonic brushes have continued to receive praises from happy customers because they are gentle on skin and have excellent exfoliation abilities.

However, you might still be having an exfoliator, which you still use on your skin from time to time to remove dead skin. If that is the case, it is prudent to avoid doing that. This is because you might excessively exfoliate leading to the removal of healthy oils from your skin. Moreover, you might make your face rougher in the process.  Consider choosing either of the two.

5. Toner and Retin-A
The effects toners have on the skin are so many and undeniably great. Some toners contain glycolic acid, which causes new skin to appear on the surface, others may contain witch hazel, a great ingredient in the treatment of acne. However, if you already have Retin-A in your skin care routine, it is important not to use a toner.
If the two are used at the same time, your skin will suffer. Your whole face will dry out and definitely you don't want this to happen. Experts recommend picking one between the two, preferably your favorite one and stick to it. Both are effective now the choice is yours,

Conclusion
Skin care products are your skin's friends. They help the skin to accomplish things it couldn't by itself. However, using ingredients from different skin care products together can be a bad idea. Instead of receiving the benefits you were hoping for from your products, you end up causing problems yourself. Consider using the above mentioned products separately to fully benefit from your beauty products.
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