Is your skin sometimes dry and sometimes oily, some parts sensitive and some parts with acne? Oh! and that oily T-Zone! We’ve diagnosed you with having a Combination Skin, and it can be unpredictable just like the weather. So, girls who have a Combination Skin are always in a battle between choosing the right product for their skin. Oil-based products for dry patches, but they lead to eventual breakouts on the oily parts of their face. And if they choose oil-free products, dryness becomes their best friend. So here we are guiding you all about combination skin. And if you have more questions, then you can dial the number given on our website and speak to a Beauty Expert at Beauty Hooked.
Combination skin, as the name indicates, is the combination of two skin i.e dry and oily skin. Mostly the T zone of the face that is the nose, chin and forehead are oily as compared to rest of the face which mostly has dry patches or tight skin.
CAUSES OF COMBINATION SKIN
There are lots of factors that cause combination skin, e.g., genes, certain medicines, and hormonal imbalances. But the most impacting factor is the wrong choice of products. If you use harsh products to combat that oily t zone, it will further dry out the already dried parts of the face making it more horrible. Or if you use oil-based products to combat that dry patches, that’s too result in more oil production from oily parts leading to breakouts. Thus the condition gets worse.
PRODUCTS FOR COMBINATION SKIN
The rule for combination skin products is that there is no one size fits solution. Product selection depends on the proportion of dry skin versus oily skin. You have to take care of the parts according to the need.
The oil absorbing ingredients that work great for oily areas, will cause trouble for dry areas. So, you need an emollient moisturizer for dry areas of the face. But avoid applying emollient moisturizer on oily part of the face, as they will become oilier. So, it is really important to keep things separate.
For oily parts of the face, gel-based, thin lotions, water-based products with oil-absorbing ingredients are advisable. And it is used on entire face. You just have to apply the emollient over the dry patches only. The secret to flawless combination skin is to know where and what to layer the products.
HOW-TO TAKE CARE OF COMBINATION SKIN
Gentle water-soluble cleanser
Lotion based, gel textured cleanser works great while removing the impurities and debris and makeup without leaving the skin tight or dry. Also, you can use soft face brush for exfoliation. But remember being gentle is the key.
Hydrating, soothing non-irritating toner
Toner with skin replenishing ingredient and anti-oxidants works great. It helps to nourish the dry parts as well as minimize the oiliness. It will not make dry areas drier or oily area oilier. Don’t skin toning in daily routine.
Gentle, non-abrasive, leave-on BHA exfoliate.
Gel-based or liquid exfoliate with BHA ingredient shed the skin without scrubbing or stiffing brushes. This step helps to unclog the pores, lessen the oil on the face, smooth the dry flaky skin to give an overall healthy glow.
Protect from sun damage
Although no skin type is free to have happy hours with the sun, all skin needs more than SPF30 sunblock for whole 365 days of the year. This step is crucial to protect from worsening conditions of the skin as well as it slows down the aging. For combination skin, it is advisable to go for gentle lightweight, gel-based sunscreens.
Nighttime moisturizer with a gel, serum, or even a liquid texture
Nighttime products having ingredients for skin hydration, antioxidants to calm the skin and also to improve skin texture works great. However nigh time routine also depends on your major skin concern like dark spots, aging, breakouts, and extreme dryness.
SKIN CARE ROUTINE
The essential routine i.e daily routine for Combination skin step by step is as follows.
- Eye Cream
The layering of skin products depends on the concerns of your skin like aging, large pores, clogged pores, dry patches, breakouts, redness. It is either preventive routine or treatment routine or blends of both. But the key is to layer the product in the right order with the right product for your skin.
- Cleanser (Olay Gentle Hydrating Creamy Cleansing Milk)
- Face Wash (Loreal Hydra Total 5 Face Wash )
- Toner (Garnier Refreshing Toner)
- Exfoliant (Garnier Pure Active Anti Excess Oil)
- Mask ( Freeman Fcaial Clay Mask Chocolate & Strawbery)
- Serum (as per skin need e,g anti aging, whitening)
- Moisturizer (Loreal Tripple Active)
- Eye Cream (Loreal Revitalift Eye Cream)
- Optional: Targeted solution (acne, pimples, blemishes etc)
- Sunscreen (Spectrablock by Stiefel)
- Optional: Targeted solution, as per need, apply after your moisturizer or eye cream
RECOMMENDED MAKEUP FOR COMBINATION SKIN
- Primer: Silicone based primer (Maybelline baby skin)
- Concealer: Liquid or stick concealer (Maybelline age rewind, Rimmel Hide the blemish)
- Foundation: Matte Foundation (Maybelline Matte + Poreless), Stick Foundation (Kryolan TV Stick) Mousse Foundation (Maybelline Dream Mousse)
- Blush on: Powder(Massarat Misbah Blusher), Stick (Maybelline Master Glaze), Loose Powder(NYX Grinding Blush), Mousse (Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush)
- Contour: Powder Contours (Maybelline Master Sculpt)
- Highlighter: Powder Highlighter (Becca, e.l.f ), Stick Highlighter (Benefit WhatsApp) Loose Powder (Luscious Loose Sparkle)
Pro Tip: Always keep blotting paper with you for your oily parts of the face. Tissue take off the makeup and leaves lint on the face. Blotting papers absorb oil and sweat without taking off your makeup
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