CONFUSED BY YOUR COMBINATION SKIN?
It can sometimes feel like your skin is in limbo—you have dry spots in some areas, but you’re noticeably oily in others. It’s combination skin, and treating it with one-size-fits-all skin care can be a challenge.
How do you know if you have combination skin?
Try a quick blotting test: Take a tissue and press it against your face. If the tissue comes away with oil from your T-zone (your forehead, nose and chin) but not from your cheeks, you likely have combination skin.
Where does combination skin come from?
If you have combination skin, it’s likely genetic. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for unsettled skin. With the right routines, and the right natural products, you can find balance and maintain clear, glowing, hydrated skin.
How often should you cleanse combination skin?
For combination skin, it’s best to cleanse your skin once in the morning and once at night, and to exfoliate once or twice a week. What’s even more important is the type of cleanser you use. You’ll want one that gently sweeps away dirt and build-up, but doesn’t dry you out. Cleansing milks, creams, and oils are great for this.
What’s the best way to moisturize combination skin?
You should also moisturize morning and night. But for combination skin, HOW you moisturize is more important. It’s best to use a non-comedogenic, lightweight moisturizer all over your face, and then layer it with a thicker, richer cream wherever your skin is drier.
You response to skin care products may vary. Ask a healthcare professional about the most suitable skincare regimen for you.