Combination skin includes both dry and oily skin that often occur in different areas. Generally, the T-area of the face easily becomes oily and shines throughout the day. This area is also prone to black heads and other impurities. Cheeks in combination skin are dry and tight. Changing weather conditions and seasons, as well as alternating temperatures, are tough on the skin and cause dryness on the surface. When treating combination skin and skin with dry surface, take into account the changing of seasons and see what treatment suits your skin best at that moment. Natural cosmetics provide a variety of effective products for combination skin. Since natural products do not contain ingredients that form a film on the surface of the skin, your skin can breathe free. This is important for easily clogged skin.
For dryer areas of the skin, you can find plenty of natural products based on nourishing plant oils that genuinely treat and improve the skin's condition, not only make it look better. The most common mistake in treating combination skin is using too light products. Skin's dryness on the surface intensifies and impurities get trapped in the skin. Even if the T-area is shining, the skin needs hydration, and should not be dried when washing. For cleansing, try not to choose a product that is too strong. Suitable cleansers are for example gentle gels, double cleansing (cleansing oil and foam), as well as cleansing milks and lotions together with facial cloth. It is important to remove all makeup and deep cleanse pores, but the cleanser should not leave skin feeling dry.
For facial toner, choose either moisturising or balancing and pore minimising products as needed. Facial toner gives skin needed moisture and helps other products to better absorb. It is also possible to use pore minimising toner in the morning and hydrating toner in the evening. For combination skin, cleansing only in the evening is enough. In the morning, wipe face with a cotton cloth soaked with facial toner. For moisturisation, choose at least one lotion and one serum, and preferably facial oil as well. You can easily customise treatment according to your skin's altering needs, when you have different products at home. A good example of skin care routine is to apply moisturising and purifying serum followed by emulsion in the morning, and to use facial oil and lotion in the evening. It is not necessary to always apply each product to the whole face. You can instead apply facial oil to the entire face in the evening, but use the lotion only for dry areas. For eye contour skin, choose either a moisturising gel or cream according to the dryness of the skin.
Once a week, exfoliate skin to deep cleanse pores. Exfoliation also brightens the skin and helps other skin care products to better absorb. For exfoliator, choose an effective product with small granules. Fruit acid exfoliators and exfoliators combining mild fruit acids and granules are also great alternatives. After exfoliation, apply either a purifying or a moisturising mask. You can alternate masks as needed. Different masks can also be used at the same time by applying the purifying mask to the t-area and the moisturising mask to the rest of the face. Brightening masks are great for combination skin.