When it comes to your skin, you want it to look flawless.
In any given instance, you may use Product A to control acne, Product B to fight wrinkles, and Product C to combat dryness.
You need to, however, be cautious of mixing and matching skin care products.
Some ingredients will cancel each other out while others will lead to extreme skin irritation and overstress your skin.
It’s the Formulas That Count
It’s a well know beauty myth that you should only use products from the same product line to achieve maximum results.
However, it’s just that, a myth. Your skin isn’t reading each bottle and flagging it for being a competitor’s brand.
Your skin just wants to receive a refreshing product that works.
So when choosing your skin care products, pay close attention to the ingredients and formula used.
It should be formulated for your skin type, and can address your skin’s needs. Ensure each product you use will not cancel the other out.
You may not be aware, but Vitamin A and Retinol are one in the same.
Vitamin A has powerful antioxidants and is great at replenishing skin cells.
It helps improve skin discoloration and wrinkles.
Many of your acidic products are to help control acne and eczema.
This is why it’s important not to mix any alpha hydroxy acids when using Retinol products.
The same goes true for benzoyl peroxide. These causes harsh skin irritation that can make your skin feel as though it’s on fire.
All Acids are Not Created Equally
Now that we’ve discussed what acids to not mix with Vitamin A and C, you should also be aware you can’t mix all acids together either.
However, the two combined can irritate your skin, drying it out fast.
Depending upon your skin’s reaction, your sebaceous glands could produce more oils and make your skin extremely oily.
Beware of Scrubs and Exfoliators
Vitamin A products are often used in gentle exfoliation products.
As you know, you should not exfoliate daily.
Stripping your skin of too many cells at once can dry your face or cause redness.
So be sure to avoid using vitamin A products and other scrubs, such as a homemade scrub consisting of salts and sugars.
Also, be careful about using sonic brushes with your exfoliate products. Using it on its own is beneficial enough.
The Youthful Advantage Skin Cleansing System Facial Brush prevents you from worrying about mixing and matching ingredients.
Results Take Time
There is no such thing as an overnight cure.
You may feel tempted to switch products in and out to achieve the result you want.
However, your skin will not have a chance to breathe and heal itself from prior products used.
Give it six to eight weeks to see if the product will work well for you or not.
Are you brand-specific when it comes to your skin care products? If so, what is your favorite and why?
So many skin care products to choose from, so confusing but watch this short video that will give you tips on how to care for your skin. Enjoy!