What is a combination skin?
Combination skin type can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Around the nose there are more sebaceous glands (glands that produce oil) with dryness in other areas of the face. It may need slightly different care in different areas.
How do you know if you have a combination skin type?
Combination skin type is the most common skin type amongst women. Typically, there is a mix of oily and dry skin areas on different parts of your face. This skin types has a slightly oily t-zone and drier cheek areas (can include dry patches). Depending on the season, your skin gets oilier or drier.
How to take care of combination skin?
The secret to treating combination skin is to spot treat your problem areas, consider using different products for different areas of the face to keep the skin balanced. Variety of factors can contribute to combination skin, in most cases its genetics. However, the types of skincare products you’re using can make it worse. With combination skin, its very important to choose right products and find the right balance - harsh, drying products for oily skin can cause a problem with your dry skin. For example, you may want to use a mild cleanser and moisturizer on your cheeks and a more stringent product on your T-zone to cut through the oil. Thicker, creamier moisterizers can cause a problem with your oily skin. For masking, combine a purifying mask on the T-zone and hydrating one on the drier areas of your face.
What to avoid when you have combination skin?
Harsh, drying products in the drier areas and creamier moisterizers in the T-zone.
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