How do you care for a sensitive and combination skin if you have different areas of your skin that are oily, normal or dry? If you have sensitive and combination skin, you’ve surely asked yourself that question. Still not sure if this is your skin type? Don’t fret we’ll help you out on some of your concerns in this post.
To identify mixed skin we must be clear that it definitely has the characteristics of both skin types: an oily zone called the "T Zone" and drier patches, which are commonly the cheeks.
Mixed skin can also be sensitive and has characteristic symptoms:
Although in general, we can say that sensitivity is characterized by redness and usually reacts to the many beauty products and cosmetic creams that we apply.
Our skin type is largely predetermined by factors such as genetics, hormonal influences, and skin diseases, but we are also exposed to external agents and environmental factors that can affect sensitive skin to a greater extent. The good news is with a good beauty regime and general care of our skin we can help avoid, to a certain extent, our skin being irritated by these external and environmental factors:
Always choose a cream formulated specifically for sensitive skin, since they will have milder ingredients. It's a good idea to also include soothing ingredients. In Lesielle’s Sensitive Range the base creams include two soothing ingredients: Bisabolol and Aloe Vera.
If you also want to include active ingredients in your treatment, choose those compatible with sensitive skin or ones which have a calming effect. In the Lesielle range, we use the active ingredients Resveratrol and Vitamin E for this purpose.
If you have open pores, especially in the T Zone, we recommend you to include Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide in your treatment. These active ingredients of the Anti-Ageing range is the best one visibly for reducing pores and it is a great reference for Antiaging in sensitive skins.
Sensitive skin, despite having oily areas, can also be dehydrated. Usually, a specific cream for combination skin will balance the level of hydration little by little.
However, if you find one day that the area of skin on the cheeks is tighter than normal, you can add extra hydration with active ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid.
So we have offered a few tips and now we are also going to offer you a suggested Lesielle Treatment, which is effective but gentle enough for most sensitive skins. Here we offer just an example, but your treatment can and should be adapted to be consistent with your needs and goals:
Salicylic Acid has also shown have a soothing effect on sensitive skin with acne. Although initially it may be a little strong for sensitive skin, you can introduce it little by little in small amounts or only at night to build up your skin tolerance.
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