If you have combination skin you’ll be familiar with how difficult it is to find a facial cream that is suitable for you. Firstly due to the contrast between dry and oily areas on your face and secondly finding the appropriate type of treatment for your you that also caters for your combination skin. Lets say, for example, many anti-aging products don’t often focus on combination skin, limiting you even more. So it’s clear to say finding a facial cream that works for you can be fairly complicated and quite an adventure!
So if you want to know how to care for combination skin or find out more if you have this type of skin, be our guest and read on.
To identify combination skin, your skin must have the appearance and characteristics of both these skin types of skin: oily areas and drier areas.
The greasy areas, produce an excess of oils and is in the so-called T Zone, (front, nose and chin). This T Zone therefore has the characteristics of oily skin:
Usually with large pores, sometimes with impurities.
Shiney to look at
Oily to touch
Prone to acne
If you want to know more characteristics of oily skin, you can visit this post. We should bear in mind that, in combination skin, the oily areas are located in specified areas as mentioned and not overall the face which occurs with oily skin.
The rest of the face in combination skins (mainly on cheeks), the skin would tend to be normal to dry. In the case of tend to dry the skin of this area, its characteristics are usually:
Skin with little or no shine.
Sensation of tightness minutes after washing the face.
Peeling or, even cracking.
If you want to know more about the characteristics of dry skin you can check this post.
Also, if you still have any doubts about what type of skin you have, you can check differences here between the four different types of skin.
The main difficulty for combination skin is managing to take care of two different skin types at the same time and maintaining equal hydration and balance between all the different areas of the face and needs of the skin.
Due to the greasy areas you need to hydrate the skin with hygroscopic or moisturizing ingredients; those that retain moisture in our skin without contributing to the oiliness.
Lesielle bases for combination skin are formulated to level out excess oils and lack of oils. Including them in our treatments means that we have already made sure that the level of hydration is correct for all areas on your face.
Once we have chosen our base, we then only have to add the active ingredients that we need to achieve our desired goal. Let us show you an example of our treatment:
Anti-aging: Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide is highly recommended to redefine dilated pores whilst having properties of regulating oil levels.
Antioxidant: Vitamin C prevents aging and provides illuminating effect or "Brightening Effect" helping to reduce discolouration..
Anti imperfections: Salicylic Acid is the recommended exfoliant for combination skin. It eliminates dead cells, smoothes the skin and combats acnes, if we suffer from it.
You can also add an extra hydration with an active ingredient, such as Hyaluronic Acid, to your treatment for combination skin. With this active you can enhance the moisturizing effects in your base if the skin on your cheeks is very dry.
If you have sensitive skin, learn how to take care of it in our the posts sensitive skin and dry sensitive skin.
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