How Do You Combine Serums?

Can I mix serum with moisturizer?

Bottom Line: With few exceptions, you can feel free to mix your serum and moisturizer (and most other skin care products) together and apply without concern.

The exception is your daytime moisturizer with SPF, as mixing other skin care products with your sunscreen will dilute your UV protection..

Do I need both serum and moisturizer?

Serums and moisturizers help the skin in different ways. Sometimes a serum alone will be enough for what your skin needs, and other times you’re going to find that you need both a serum and a moisturizer. … Moisturizers are thicker and creamier than serums. They’re meant to hydrate the skin and prevent water loss.

What serums should not be mixed?

Don’t mix: Retinol with vitamin C, benzoyl peroxide (BPO) or alpha and beta hydroxy acids, otherwise known as AHAs and BHAs (glycolic acid and salicylic acid). Layering these products one after the other could cause irritation.

How should you apply serums?

Use your fingertips to gently apply the serum to your face and neck and then lightly tap, pat, and smooth the serum out. Avoid tugging the skin and rubbing too hard, let the product absorb on its own once you’ve smoothed it out.

Is it OK to use 2 serums at the same time?

We recommend you use no more than two serums per routine. … If you have many serums that you like, use one to two in your morning routine and two different serums in the evening. Of course it is fine to use the same one consistently but by alternating you can effectively use many different serums.

Can I use Vitamin C serum twice a day?

If you’re wondering when to apply a vitamin C serum, the answer is both morning and night, after cleansing and toning. One study even recommends applying a vitamin C serum every eight hours, or twice daily for the pinnacle of protection.

How many serums can you use at once the ordinary?

three serum formulationsWe have developed this guide to offer suggestions on how to combine multiple formulations from The Ordinary in a single regimen. In general terms, water formulations should be applied before oil formulations and we recommend using a maximum of three serum formulations in a single regimen.

How long should you wait between serums?

about 30 to 60 secondsIn other words, you don’t need to set a timer in between applying products, or even count in your head, but you should wait until each product dries before reaching for the next — about 30 to 60 seconds.

Is it OK to mix serums?

You can mix serums together in the palm of your hand before massaging them into your skin. This works best if all the serums are of the same consistency – otherwise, they won’t blend together super smoothly, and you might end up with serums that feel (excuse this word), curdled.

How long should you wait between serum and moisturizer?

To allow serums to fully absorb, apply and wait 5 minutes before moisturizing. Take note: Well-formulated serums absorb quickly and disappear into your skin.

Should I rub pat or serum?

When to Pat: Almost your entire skincare regimen — toners, essences, serums, moisturizers, and eye creams included — should be patted into the skin, since liquids, creams, lotions, and gel-based offerings absorb best with this technique.