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What to Do When You Have Combination Skin

What to Do When You Have Combination Skin

By daniele

Like other skin types, combination skin is common. The difference is that people with combination skin have dry areas. For instance, it’s common to have oily skin in the T-zone and dry skin on the cheeks. Your genes cause a combination of skin, but it can change as your hormones change and the seasons change. As hormones change with age, our skin may become drier and less oily. Periods and birth control pills are two other hormone-driven things that can cause changes in the skin. To take care of combination skin properly, you need products that work well on the different skin types on your face and don’t irritate your skin.

A.M. habits

Use these products in this order to help your skin become more even.

Cleanser: Any buildup that happens overnight needs to be cleaned up.

Toner: Toner balances your skin’s pH and removes any oil your cleanser didn’t get.

Levels: Get a toner that doesn’t have any alcohol in it.

Serum: Serums keep your skin moist and protect it. Hyaluronic acid is the best ingredient to look for in a serum.

Moisturizer: If your skin is dry and oily, you’ll need two moisturizers. Choose a creamy formula for dry skin. Choose a light, water-based formula for the oily parts.

Sunscreen: Choose a light formula with at least SPF 30.

Makeup: If you want to, use light products. Both foundation and concealer should be made without oil.

Morning routine

Try putting these products on your face in this order at night:

Makeup remover: Makeup remover keeps your pores from clogging up and lets your combination skin breathe. Micellar water is a gentle thing you can use.

Cleanser: Every day and night, clean. A cleanser you use at night should eliminate natural buildup and any leftover makeup.

Exfoliant: Exfoliants are great for getting rid of dead skin cells once a week. This keeps pores clean and relieves dry spots.

Facial mask: Try multi-masking once a week. This is when you put different masks on different parts of your face.

Serum, treatment, or moisturizer: Evening is the best time for more robust products, so if your combination skin is dry, choose a moisturizer with emollients.

Things to think about

Hyaluronic acid is excellent for your face because it keeps your skin moist without making it greasy, making it oilier. Salicylic acid may help control how much oil your skin makes and keep pores from getting clogged.

Lactic acid is a mild exfoliant that clears pores and removes dead skin cells from dry spots. Emollients, like shea butter and coconut oil, are things that soften and moisturize dry skin. Antioxidants protect you from environmental damage. Choose a product with vitamin C to keep your skin healthy in general. To protect your combination skin from UV rays at night, wear sunscreen or use products with vitamin C.