How to Look After Combination Skin
Do you have patches of dry skin on the face – but still have to deal with an oily forehead, nose or chin? If that’s the case, then you probably know all about the struggle of having combination skin. Though some people think that it is a problem you tend have in your teenage years, it’s actually quite common as your skin matures. Looking after your combination skin is less straightforward than caring for dry, sensitive skin or trying to get rid of excess oiliness on your entire face. But once you get into a routine, you will quickly notice these skin troubles improve. Here are four simple ways to look after combination skin!
Consistency is key
If you have combination skin, you need to be consistent with your skin care, treating your face everyday, both in the morning and evening. Moisturize, cleanse, and exfoliate – those are the three most important steps. Try not to switch between products too much; give your skin time to get used to a new regime instead. And be patient – your skin will need some time to adapt to a new routine before you will see it improve.
Find the perfect cleanser
With combination skin, you will need two cleansers to help your skin look its best. In the morning, use a foaming face wash on damp skin to clear oily areas and clear out your pores to get that squeaky clean feeling. In the evening, opt for a cleansing lotion to help with skin dryness and moisturize your face. Apply generously, especially to any dry skin on the face. Since you don’t have to apply make-up afterwards, you don’t have to worry about a little bit of extra moisture in the evening.
Introduce a toner
Toners aren’t as essential to your skincare routine as a moisturizer or cleanser, but can really help balance the pH levels of your skin, giving you clear, healthy, and glowing skin if used regularly. If you have sensitive skin, try to avoid toners that contain fragrance or alcohol. Instead, opt for a natural, water-based toner to apply after cleansing. The right toner can help reduce oiliness and heal any dry skin on the face.
Don’t skip the scrub
Exfoliating is important in order to get rid of dull, dry skin cells. Take it easy on the patches of dry skin and focus on the oily parts instead. You don’t want to irritate your dry skin too much, but still work it enough to remove dead skin and reveal healthy skin underneath. You could also look for an exfoliating cleanser use instead of your morning face wash once or twice a week.
With just these 4 steps, you can help to even out your combination skin – giving you back the kind of healthy and glowing skin you really want.