01/8Skincare ingredients you need to ensure never to mix together

Skincare ingredients you need to ensure never to mix together

New skincare products are launched pretty much every day and they all promise flawless skin like never before. So, needless to say, you're bound to at least think about purchasing those products. But while you may be well aware of what works best for your skin or what kind of products can be layered up on your skin, do you also know that there are certain skincare ingredients that you should never mix together? These ingredients can react against each other in not so pleasant ways and can cause some serious damage to your skin (rashes, breakouts). So, if you've purchased some new products, here are ingredients you should never mix together.


02/8Retinol and Acne Treatments (Salicylic acid/ Benzoyl Peroxide)

Retinol and Acne Treatments (Salicylic acid/ Benzoyl Peroxide)

Apart from being a solid anti-ageing ingredient, retinol’s skin peeling abilities come in handy for acne prone skin. Talk about killing two birds in bullet. Retionol causes skin irritation and dryness while it works it magic. Combining it together with a purely anti-acne treatment (that also dry the skin out), could lead to inflammation and dryness. Ideally, we suggest use either of the two.


03/8Physical Exfoliators and Brightening Products

Physical Exfoliators and Brightening Products

Physical exfoliators are basically grainy scrubs you use to slough off the dead skin cells and remove the top most layer of the skin. Now, here’s the tea. Brightening products often contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids [AHAs], which is basically a layman term for chemical exfoliators. And the last time we checked, ‘double exfoliating’ wasn’t a thing. So, careful how you layer those products.


04/8Retinols and Alpha Hydroxy Acids [AHAs]

Retinols and Alpha Hydroxy Acids [AHAs]

Retinol is the purest form of Vitamin A. It fastens the cell turnover process, this helping ageing and acne prone skin. But doing so also peels the skin slowly. The ingredient is powerful that it is often not recommended to use daily.AHA on the other hand also gently exfoliate skin to make it appear brighter. The combination of the two is highly volatile and should NEVER be used together. You may use them alternate days.


05/8Vitamin C And Retinol

Vitamin C And Retinol

Vitamin C can brighten your skin from the inside while retinol works wonders in getting rid of the signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines. But if you mix the two together, all you'll end up with is irritated and agitated skin. So, instead of using the two together, try to use Vitamin C containing products during the day and retinol during the night.


06/8Benzoyl Peroxide And Hydroquinone

Benzoyl Peroxide And Hydroquinone

While Hydroquinone is usually used in products that can help get rid of hyperpigmentation, Benzoyl Peroxide is often found in products that get rid of acne and acne-causing bacteria. Put the two ingredients together and they'll end up like bleach on your skin. So, do NOT mix these together.


07/8Vitamin C And Alpha Hydroxy Acids [AHAs]

Vitamin C And Alpha Hydroxy Acids  [AHAs]

As we mentioned earlier, Vitamin C is a brightening agent which also works as an acid while AHA's and BHA's contain acids as well. When these acids are mixed together there's an adverse reaction and if you put it up on your skin they'll end up nullifying each other and there will be no positive effects on your skin from either of the acids.


08/8Glycolic Acid And Salicylic Acid

Glycolic Acid And Salicylic Acid

Both these acids are known for their oil-ridding properties. When used separately they can get rid of excess oil and sebum from the skin. When used together, they become so strong that they'll start peeling the outermost layer of your skin. You wouldn't want that now, would you?