Caring for combination skin can be tricky but not impossible. While some parts of your skin may feel and look dry, other patches may be oily. If this is the case, then you fall under the combination skin category.
All those with combination skin may notice that their T-zone is oilier than their cheeks and chin. Reason is your skin’s oil-producing glands are more concentrated in the T-zone, whereas, your cheeks, around your eyes and chin may appear dull and dry due to a build-up of dead skin cells. To help your skin find the perfect balance, here’s all you need to know about the skin care that’s perfect for combination skin type.
- Gentle face cleanser
- Blot away oil
- Avoid touching your face
- Concentrate on the area around your eyes
Gentle face cleanser
As you go about your day, you will notice that your skin’s surface gets covered with excess oils, dust and other impurities. It’s ideal to use a gentle facial cleanser twice a day to get rid of all the dirt that gets accumulated on your face. The advantage of using a facial cleanser is that it helps mattify your t-zone without over-drying the rest of your face. Get your hands on the Dove Inner Glow Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser. Using hydrating micellar water such as the Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water is a great option too.
An oil-free moisturiser is an apt option for all those with combination skin. Every skin type needs moisture; therefore, you can never skip moisturizing your skin. Use the Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel..
Blot away oil
If you’re experiencing excessive oiliness on some areas, it’s best to reach out for oil blotting sheets. They’re easy to carry and can absorb oil without ruining your makeup.
Avoid touching your face
Your fingers produce oil which can get transferred to your face if you keep touching it. Therefore, make a conscious effort to avoid touching your face every few minutes.
Concentrate on the area around your eyes
To treat the dry patches around your eyes, keep an eye cream handy and reach out for it at least twice a day. Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair cream will hide the under eye puffiness and dark circles, leaving you with a striking glow.