If you have combination skin, then you know that it can have a mind of its own. Sometimes it feels oily, while other times it’s extremely dry. One part of your face is patchy, while the rest of it is clear. Dealing with combination skin can seem like a lot of work, but if you keep these six tips in mind, you’ll soon master a stress-free skincare routine.
1. Do keep your face clean
If you suffer from an oily T-zone, pimples, or blackheads then keeping your pores clean should be a crucial step in your skincare routine. Exfoliate often (around two to three times a week) to get rid of dead skin cells and any other build-up that can irritate your pores. Cleanse your face at least twice a day and gentle hydrating skin purifier, such as the Purifying Cleansing Gel from Absolution.
2. Don’t forget the moisturiser
All skin, even those with oily zones will need to be moisturised. Sometimes your skin secretes excess oil to hydrate that area, so using a lightweight moisturiser, like the Ubuna Balance Maximum Moisture Cream, can counter this effect over time and help your skin.You can use a heavier moisturiser on the dryer areas of your face while keeping it thin on the oilier parts.
3. Do use a mix of products
With so many different things happening on your face at once, you need a combination of products to perfectly conquer combination skin. Water-based, non-alcoholic, and clean beauty products are best for tackling a range of issues. Pay close attention to the ingredients and how different zones of your face react to the same product. Oil-free makeup is also a great idea for combination skin. Your dry chin and cheeks may lap up one product, while an oily forehead will completely reject the same one. Look for serums, masks, and creams from brands that say they work on combination skin.
4. don’t leave out the toner
Cleansing is important, and so is using a toner as soon as you are done. This will shrink the pores and help your skin maintain its pH balance, ensuring that you keep breakouts at bay. While a toner keeps your skin smooth, soft, and clean, a primer is an extra step in your makeup routine that can help your skin look more even. A good primer can help smoothen the appearance of imperfections that come naturally with combination skin.
5. Do use a humectant
This important moisturising agent works wonders on combination skin. Cleansers, creams, and moisturisers from Venn and other brands work with your skin’s natural oils to keep it hydrated even during dry and cold months.
6. Don’t limit yourself to one routine
The last but most important tip to remember when caring for combination skin is to not stick to just one skincare routine. You can adapt this to match the changing seasons and environment around you. Pay attention to how your skin is reacting to winter and summer and make the immediate switch in the products you apply. If you spend most of your time outdoors, you will need to always carry a blotter and moisturiser with you.
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Tackle combination skin your own way
These tips will help keep your combination skin under control. We recommended investing in small travel-sized beauty products to learn what works best for your skin without paying big prices for larger bottles. Use natural and well-known brands that you trust to give your skin the care it deserves. With a bit of TLC, even combination skin will glow in no time. Skindays offers a selection of high-quality products for combination skin – browse the full range today.