You might think you only have one type of skin, usually oily or dry, but there’s a good chance you actually have something called combination skin. Combination skin is skin that is, as the name suggests, a combination. It’s usually skin that is oily in some places and dry in others. It’s also a pain to take care of because of this.
Here are some tips on how to take care of combination skin.
Use A Gentle Cleanser
Gentle cleansers are the best kind for combination skin. Gel-based cleansers or foaming cleansers are ideal for a combination of dry and oily skin. Good cleansers that you can rely on are ones that don’t have irritants or fragrances in them and are good for combination skin. You should also avoid bar soaps of any kind. They make skin dry and are especially bad for combination skin.
And Natural Cleansers
Other cleansers that are good for combination skin are natural cleansers. Organic cleansers you can find are good choices. Another is raw honey which has very interesting benefits for skin. Raw honey moisturizes the drier parts of your skin while helping to protect the oily parts of skin from acne and other problems, which make it a great overall cleanser for multiple skin types.
Don’t Neglect Sunscreen
It’s important to use sunscreen every day, even in winter, to really protect your skin. Foundation and pressed powder are also good for protecting oily skin from the sun and in some cases may be enough protection.
Exfoliation Is Key
Exfoliating your skin regularly is a good idea as long as you use the right kind of exfoliating product for your skin. There are some that are good for combination skins. Just read the label and you can get all the information you need about what kind of skin it’s good for.
Feel Free to Moisturize
Moisturizing your skin is another good thing to do no matter your skin type. The problem is that you need to be careful about what you moisturize. During the summer you should focus only on the drier parts of your skin. Over-moisturizing is dangerous to your skin and easy to do if you apply moisturizer to oily skin. During the winter even the oily skin dries up a bit and needs moisturizer.
Natural Toners Can Be a Great Help
Using a skin toner is especially helpful when it comes to combination skin. Using a toner helps balance the skin out. Toner helps to get rid of any excess residue left over by a cleanser, while at the same time moisturizing dry areas and stopping oily areas from becoming too bad. It’s a great overall product that works for combination skin.
Combination skin is naturally harder to take care of than a singular skin type. But it’s not that hard to do if you know what you’re doing. Stick to natural products when you can and always read the label.