by Beauty Editor
created 1 year ago
Is your face skin oily in some regions while dry in the rest? Is it flaky in some parts, red and itchy in others, and is prone to pimples in the oily regions? If so, then you have the combination skin type, which requires customized care with carefully selected products because only certain special products are suited to this skin type. Cleansing for this skin type begins with face washes designed only for combination skin on a regular basis for best results.
What is combination skin and how do you know if you fall in the combination skin category?
Typically, combination skin is when some parts of your face are dry or flaky, while the centre part of your face, nose, chin, and forehead (called the T-zone) is oily. This skin type is also characterized bythe presence of wrinkles and breakouts or rosacea and dry skin at the same time.Most women think they have dry or oily skin but really have combination skin. Combination skin is basically a combination of 2-3 skin types, usually oily in some areas and dry in others.
What causes combination skin?
One’s genetic makeup is the biggest contributing factor to the combination skin type. When it comes to combination skin, the causes and combinations are a little different for everyone. Generally, the areas around the nose, chin, and forehead have more active oil glands than other parts of the face. Some people have rosacea and dry skin and others have blemish-prone, flaky, inflamed skin.
Problems of combination skin:
The problems associated with this skin type could be the result of the very skin-care products you are using. For example, if you are using products that contain irritating ingredients, they can stimulate oil production in the T-zone area and at the same time create more dry skin and redness on the rest of the face. Thus, you have taken your relatively normal skin and made it a combination skin! You may also be using moisturizers that are too emollient, which may clog your pores and make your skin feel oilier. All the products you use have to be appropriate for the different skin types you are experiencing—even if that means using different products on different parts of your face.
Products that work for combination skin:
Basically, those with combination skin need products that don’t make matters worse. It is critical to only use well-formulated products designed for the mix of skin types you’re dealing with. In some cases,this can mean using different products on different parts of your face. For example, you may need lightweight gels, liquids, or oil-absorbing products for your T-zone and lotions or creams for the drier parts of your face. Or it could mean using an acne treatment over areas where you breakout and a suitable moisturizer only for the drier areas, including around the eyes. Many people will find that their combination skin becomes more balanced when they stop using products that are either wrong for their skin type (too emollient for the T-zone or too absorbent for the dry areas) or contain problem ingredients that are causing their skin more harm than good.
How to take care of your combination skin:
1) Start with a gentle cleanser
2) Use a toner to repair skin
3) Protect from sun damage
4) Exfoliate to remove built-up skin cells
5) Special concerns require special products
6) Spot-treat the different skin types on your face
7) Choose only the best products
So, now you know how to take care of your combination skin. Follow the tips in this article and also use some of these special products for best results.
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