If you were wondering for a dream cocktail to achieve your skin goals, we’re recommending 5 active skincare pairs to target skin problems.
While a lot of you don’t visit your dermatologist anymore and social media has made life essentially easier with research, we’ve taken up the role to share 5 active skincare pairs to target skin problems that compliment each other and don’t irritate your skin.
We’ve taken the liberty to share some product recommendations that we’ve been personally trying as well. It completely depends on your skin type and we’d always recommend that you do your research and consult your dermatologist before incorporating anything in your skincare routine.
VITAMIN C + SPF
Since we’re frequently out in the sun, vitamin C is an ingredient you should start to incorporate in your routine. It promotes elastin and collagen production, and contains antioxidant that give us increased sun protection, more so if it’s combined with SPF.
NIACINAMIDE + SALICYLIC ACID
BHAs are every acne-prone person’s best friend and salicylic acid, an oil-soluble chemical exfoliator that penetrates deeply into the pores to dissolve acne-causing bacteria and excess sebum. Exfoliating your skin with it improves overall cell renewal, so you keep breakouts at bay. Alongside niacinamide’s perks, you can target clogged pores, oiliness, redness, and discoloration. Best to get rid of white heads.
ALPHA ARBUTIN + HYALURONIC ACID
While Alpha Arbutin tackles hyperpigmentation and gives aids in skin brightening, on the other hand, Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin. This pair improves uneven skin tone, blurs scarring, and increases skin elasticity. Using HA before arbutin helps the skin to absorb the serum well. Wait for 2-3 minutes for arbutin to penetrate your skin.
GLYCOLIC ACID + LACTIC ACID
Glycolic acid and Lactic acid, both are acids with their individual strengths and skin goals. Over all this pair is great help to improve general dullness and dryness, and brightness while increasing collagen production. It also helps moisturizing products better penetrate the skin’s surface.
“To prevent over-exfoliation and to reduce the potential of irritation, try applying the product initially only once or twice per week and then increasing as tolerated.”
NIACINAMIDE + RETINOL
Niacinamide helps with many skin problems such as acne, wrinkles, inflammation and itching etc while Retinol is also great to tackle, hyperpigmentation, acne, sun damage and scarring etc. Combining these 2 products will lead to an effective anti-aging process, combat acne with smooth skin. Retinol is more potent and using niacinamide individually can dry out the skin. But this is a generally winning skincare pair