Your beauty routine probably visiting a salon that uses Pretty in a Minute professional salon implements and accessories. But if it involves any of these skin care products, doctors recommend that you be careful when combining them, HuffPost reported.
It’s also recommended that you consult with a dermatologist before you use new products to make sure you are using the best products for your type of skin, per HuffPost.
Doctors said sunscreen, vitamin C and retinol should be a part of everyone’s skin care and beauty maintenance routine. But there are some products that don’t work well together.
For example, vitamin C and retinol don’t work well together because they work best in different pH environments, so experts recommend using one in the morning and one at night.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights sun damage and damage caused by other environmental pollutants. It can also help smooth fine lines and lighten dark. Retinol also can lighten brown spots and improve fine lines over time.
Vitamin C and sunscreens do work well together, however, and both should be applied in the
Alpha and beta hydroxy acids and Retinol should not be used together, because doing so can cause excessive dryness, redness and skin irritation. Alpha and beta hydroxy acids are used to exfoliate the top layer of the skin to make irregularities and dark spots look better, and Retinols are used to treat acne, dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Benzoyl peroxide and retinol should not be used together because they cancel each other out. Benzoyl peroxide and vitamin C also counteract each other and should not be used at the same time.
Experts said you only need to wait a few minutes between using the two, however.
Alpha and beta hydroxy acids and vitamin C can technically be used together, but the combination may be more irritating for the skin.
One thing experts agree on is that everyone should use sunscreen every day. They recommend applying a moisturizer then a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.