5 Skin Care Ingredients You Can Mix Together — and 3 You Can’t

Building the perfect skin care routine is as much an art as it is a science. Speaking of science, have you ever worried that you’re creating the perfect storm of active ingredients that will conspire together to burn your face off?

Maybe that’s a little extreme, but you still have to wonder: Can your favorite glow tonic and your favorite retinol serum play nicely together? Can you mix a potent vitamin C serum with a glycolic acid-packed cleanser? All of the possible combinations and nuances can get a bit confusing so we talked with two board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Mona Gohara and Dr. Purvisha Patel, to learn how best to mix our favorite skin care ingredients. Keep reading for their dos and don’t’s.

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