Nowadays, there are tons of skincare products in the global markets. Choosing the compatible product with your skin should not be hard as there are lots of options to choose from. However, it is not only about choosing the right product to your skin type but also about using which products at the same time. Sometimes, two skincare products can neutralise each other’s effect or even worse. Here are some of the products you should not use simultaneously:
1. Retin A and toners
Retin A or tretinoin is rich in vitamin A and its main mission is to renew skin, sounds familiar?! It should because a toner’s effect is quite the same. A toner exfoliates the skin and tighten the pores. Now, each of them is excellent on its own but using both together will dry out your skin.
2. Retin A and abrasive exfoliants do not go together!
Retin A is a great remedy for acne, skin discoloration and much more, but how? It renews skin and sometimes the skin gets dry and becomes flaky. What’s better way to get rid of flaky skin than an abrasive exfoliant? In this case, a simple muslin cloth will do the trick. Your skin can get quite sensitive after using Retin A, using an abrasive exfoliant will do more damage than good in this case.
3. Exfoliants and sonic brush
There is no doubt that a sonic brush is magical and so are exfoliants. However, combining the two together will remove the natural good oils from your skin. This will leave your skin like sand paper and let’s agree, no one wants the feel of that! The fallacy goes like this: may be if I combined two good things together, the result will be amazing. It will not! It will only exhaust your skin and dry it out. pick one and stick with it and you will enjoy the powerful rejuvenating effect of your pick.
4. Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid
Salicylic Acid is an excellent exfoliant and counts as a remedy for acne, skin discoloration, sunburns and more serious skin ailments. Glycolic acid is also counted as a remedy for acne, discoloration and even aging. The natural Glycolic acid is an extract of sugar cane, however, it is often generated synthetically these days. Combining the two together will dry the skin.
5. Vitamin C and Benzoyl Peroxide: counter act
Vitamin C is newly invited to the family of skincare products. However, Benzoyl peroxide is in the long run in this field. Using Benzoyl Peroxide with vitamin C will render Vitamin C useless due to the oxidation caused by Benzoyl Peroxide.