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The Skincare Pairings That Are More Effective Together
1. Niacinamide & Hyaluronic Acid
Using niacinamide and hyaluronic acid is a great way to keep your complexion hydrated without adding any thick, pore-clogging ingredients for plump skin that doesn’t look greasy.
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B, which controls your oil production while minimizing pores, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid is perfect to lock
in moisture.
2. Retinol & Peptides
Retinol and peptides help create clear, youthful skin. Retinol works to aid collagen production, while peptides tighten your skin and strengthen collagen to prevent signs of aging.
You should apply retinol serum and then the peptides. If using them together is too potent for your skin, apply peptides in the morning and retinol at night.
3. Salicylic Acid & Glycolic Acid
Salicylic and glycolic acid are both gentle chemical exfoliants that clear your pores and remove dead skin. Slowly incorporate them into your routine, applying glycolic acid first.
Salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid, clears pores and breaks the connection between your dead skin cells. Glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid, removes them from your skin.
4. Vitamin C & Sunscreen
Sunscreen is essential no matter the weather because it protects the skin from dangerous UV rays. Not wearing SPF can cause premature aging
and make hyperpigmentation darker.
Adding vitamin C will make your sunscreen more effective, as well as improve your complexion, brighten your skin, and improve fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring.
5. Hyaluronic Acid & Ceramides
Hyaluronic acid and ceramides help restore moisture you’re missing if you have dry skin. Hyaluronic acid attracts and holds onto water, but you need to apply it to moist skin.
Ceramides help retain moisture for a plump complexion, and protect your skin barrier and microbiome. Look for a product that has both ingredients so you can apply them together.