The right actives can completely change your skincare game – but not all ingredients should be used together. Photo: Shutterstock The right actives can completely change your skincare game – but not all ingredients should be used together. Photo: Shutterstock
The right actives can completely change your skincare game – but not all ingredients should be used together. Photo: Shutterstock
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How to pair the active ingredients in your skincare routine, from retinol to vitamin C, to get the best results and avoid irritation

  • Not all active ingredients get along with one another, and mixing them can lead to over-drying, over-exfoliating or irritation of the skin
  • Don’t pair retinol with vitamin C, as that can lead to irritation and allergic reactions, and layer acids with hydrating ingredients to help your skin rebalance

Topic |   Beauty
The right actives can completely change your skincare game – but not all ingredients should be used together. Photo: Shutterstock The right actives can completely change your skincare game – but not all ingredients should be used together. Photo: Shutterstock
The right actives can completely change your skincare game – but not all ingredients should be used together. Photo: Shutterstock
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