Can you use vitamin C in the morning and retinol at night?

Can you use vitamin C in the morning and retinol at night?

Vitamin C products work as antioxidants that can help fight skin damage caused by the sun and other environmental pollutants, Chang said. ... She recommends using a vitamin C serum in the morning and retinol cream at night “to ensure full efficacy of both ingredients.”

Can I use the ordinary retinol and vitamin C together?

Retinol will also help, as it increases cell turnover, as will vitamin C (which brightens pigmentation) and rosehip oil. Again, it's important not to mix these products. Dermatologists recommend using a vitamin C in the morning and then either an acid or a retinol in the evening.

Does Retinol make wrinkles worse?

First, the answer is yes, retinol can make wrinkles worse, especially when you first start using it. What is happening is a drying effect, and one can get epidermal sliding from separation from the dermis. ... Moisturizers used in conjunction with retinol will actually slow down the effectiveness.

Can you put moisturizer over retinol?

The best product you can use in conjunction with retinol, according to Dr. Zeichner, is a moisturizer, which can help hydrate skin and reduce the risk of irritation from retinol. “Some people even prefer to mix their retinol with a moisturizing cream to dilute it out,” he says.