An article says don’t mix AHA with VIT C because it will increase redness and peeling. is this true? Another article says AHA and Vit. C together will cause the VIT C to destabilize and be ineffective. is this true? can aczone be layered with aha and or vit c or green tea?
Mixing AHA with ascorbic acid and aczone.
Doctor Answers 1
Combinations of medications
Hello, and thank you for your question! Unfortunately, without knowing more about your skin, this is a very hard question to answer. Some people can use Retinoids, AHAs and Vitamin C all at the same time and they look fabulous. Other people - those with thinner and more sensitive skin - will experience peeling and irritation if they try a regimen like that.However - you should not layer a retinoid with a Vitamin C - because Vitamin C is used in the daytime and Retinoids and used at night. AHAs will neutralize on your skin - you can apply other products when the tingling from the AHA has subsided, or after you rinse it off if it is in cleanser form. I hope this helps!