Combination skin can be tricky to care for – you want to reduce your oily T-zone, prevent breakouts all while nourishing dry, flaky areas… not an easy feat! The key to regaining control is to use products that balance the skin and to be diligent in your regime.
Take a look below for some combination skin care tips:
Exfoliating your skin regularly helps to manage oil production, clear pores and remove flaky skin all at once. If your skin gets irritated and red, look for products that use a natural ‘chemical’ exfoliate (like lactic acid). If not, try a gentle manual exfoliator regularly.
Use a balancing toner
Some toners contain harsh ingredients like benzoyl peroxide that can dry out the skin. Look for a toner that contains anti-inflammatory agents like vitamin C and soothing ingredients to nourish and re-balance your complexion.
If you suffer from breakouts you may feel put off by facial oils, but all skin types can benefit from a nourishing oil. Our skin is made up of oils, so it makes sense that it likes to be treated with oil too. Look out for botanical oils formulated for combination skin.
Use natural, mineral based make-up
Mineral make-up is ideal for balancing out combination skin while reducing congestion. Look for organic brands that contain few toxins and keep your make-up brushes squeaky clean.
Adjust as needed
As your skin has two personalities, it may change according to the season. If you find your skin gets dryer in the winter, invest in a richer moisturiser. When summer comes around switch to a lighter formula and use products to manage oil production.
If you’re struggling with your skin, a professional could help. Take a look at our dermatology page to find out more.
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