Combination skin type is neither dry nor oily, it’s generally a mixture of both. If you have a Combination skin type, most of the time you will notice more oil on your forehead, nose and chin area. The other parts would be normal or dry and varies from person to person.
How To Identify If You Have Combination Skin?
You can identify it by placing a tissue on your face, if the tissue has oily area in a “T” form i.e. your T- zone area- forehead, nose and chin. This means you have Combination skin. Do this process after 1 or 2 hours when you’re done washing your face and do not apply any makeup to get the right result.
Reasons For Combination Skin:
Reasons are always different for different people – hereditary, hormones etc.
Here we will help you understand how to take care of Combination skin and combat some issues that plague this skintype.
These skin tips will not only help you to deal with your problems but will also prevent them from occurring again.
Best Tips For Combination Skin Care:
1. Stop Soaps:
Stop using soaps for your delicate facial skin. Soaps dry up your skin and can also cause irritations which further aggravate your skin problems. Opt for a gentle cleanser which suits your skin type or you can use a natural cleanser like honey or milk for your skin.
2. Follow CTM Routine:
If you follow CTM routine – Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing, you can truly expect flawless skin in no time. It clears out your skin tone and prevents further skin problems.
3. Use A Toner:
Toner is a must in everybody’s skin care regimen especially for people who have combination to oily skin. It balances your skin by removing the last traces of your cleanser and helps in shrinking open pores.
4. Moisturize Often:
Apply a light moisturizer which moisturizes the dry areas and mattifies the oily areas on your face. A gel-based moisturizer or a gel-cream moisturizer usually works well.
5. Use A Sunscreen:
Never skip the sunscreen. It acts as a protection for your skin when you go out. Buy a sunscreen which is meant for your skin type. Always check the product before buying.
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6. Use A Cleanser:
After coming home, always remove your makeup using a gentle cleanser before sleeping. Do not let your makeup sit on your skin for the whole night. Follow the CTM procedure here.
7. Use A Night Cream:
To get added benefits use a night cream. It will repair and moisturize your skin giving it a glow in the morning as your skin absorbs all the vitamins from your night cream. It also works as an anti-ageing tool too.
8. Exfoliation Is Key:
Exfoliation is required to get rid of white heads, black heads and dead skin cells. Exfoliation stimulates blood circulation and polishes your skin. Exfoliation or scrubbing opens up the pores and your skin starts breathing by absorbing the goodness of CTM, face pack and masks, night cream easily.
9. Homemade Face Packs:
Use face packs and masks twice a week, a readymade one is easy to use but, sometimes opt for a Home made DIY pack or masks. Natural and fresh ingredients will boost health of your skin. Home remedies for combination skin sometimes gives better results that the ones in the market. Check out our post on face packs for combination skin.
10. Don’t Touch Your Face:
Do not touch your face as our hands carry a lot of germs. Do not pick or squeeze your as it will enlarge the size of open pores and oil glands will secrete more oil. This results in more skin problems.
These tips will definitely help everyone. Apart from this, always try to find the cause of your problem and act accordingly. Eat a healthy and balanced diet which includes vegetables, fruits, cereals, leafy vegetables, eggs, fish, milk products etc. Drink lots of water or fruits juices and vegetable soups. Exercise means healthy body and healthy body means healthy skin. If you cannot go to gym, then try to take a brisk walk. Whenever you go out keep tissues, blotting papers handy. Always use the right products which are meant for your skin type.
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Ranju G Beniwal
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