Caring for combination skin can be tricky in the summer months. To help you find the perfect balance, making small changes can significantly reduce the symptoms of combination skin!
Combination skin is the most common skin type. Combination skin can be oily and dry in different locations, if you notice two or more different textures on your face, it is a sign that you are dealing with combination skin. Combination skin usually feels oily in the T-zone, this area includes your forehead, nose and chin, the reason it's more oily here is because we have more sebaceous glands and larger pores in this area. In the other areas of the face skin can be normal or dry and can appear flaky from dehydration or build up of dead skin cells and pores are small and unnoticeable on the cheeks and other areas of the face. Combination skin needs to be balanced to keep it in control and healthy, this means you need more than one type of product to control your skin type.
So your skin can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). That’s the reason that somewhere it appears as oily and somewhere it appears as dry. So appearance can be the same as Dry skin or Oily skin or it can be combination of both. After cleansing, combination skin will often feel clean, refreshed and oil-free around the nose area but tight and dry around the cheeks. 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.
How to care for it:
By following these steps, you will find yourself regaining healthy and glowing skin but also prevent further facial problems.
1.. Stop using soaps- Soap is highly alkaline and will dry it out more on the drier areas and can also cause irritations which further worsen your skin problems. Opt for a mild, gentle cleanser either lotion-based or gel-textured that cleans impurities without skin feeling tight or dry.
2. Use a Toner -A soothing but non-irritating toner is a must especially for people who have combination to oily skin. It balances your skin by removing the last traces of your cleanser and helps in nourishing dry skin while minimizing pores.
4. Moisturize Often
People with combination skin will frequently need to apply moisturizer to some areas of their face that are drying out (often the cheeks) but will rarely need it on other, oilier areas (like the T-zone). Apply a light texture, gel based moisturizer which hydrates the dry areas and lessen excess oil on oily areas.
Eating to protect and hydrate dry skin: Did you know?
Shiitake mushrooms are especially high in pantothenic acid (also called vitamin B5), which plays an important role in the production of keratinocyte cells. These cells contribute to keeping your skin moisturized and healthy by maintaining its natural protective barriers.
Spinach is pretty awesome when it comes to protecting us from dryness as it contains a high amount of zinc. This mineral has a crucial role in helping with the absorption of essential fatty acids which nourishes our skin. Also, zinc promotes the reproduction of skin cells and the healing of wounds. Last but not least, deficiencies in zinc doesn’t only make your skin scaly, it can actually lead to skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.
Sweet potatoes are a rich source of vitamins A and C, both of which play an important role in skin renewal and the production of collagen (what makes our skin glowy and supple). These vitamins also contribute to protecting our skin from dryness by their antioxidant effects, scavenging inflammation-causing free-radicals.
Sunflower seed are rich in iron, folate, zinc, selenium, magnesium, copper, and manganese. They’re also an excellent source of vitamin E and B-vitamins, both of which are essential to maintaining and strengthening our skin membranes, which helps them retain moisture.
Mangoes contain twice the amount of vitamin C found in an orange? They do! For this reason, they’re a great pick if you want to get rid of dry skin. Vitamin C is essential to the synthesis of collagen and has been found to prevent trans-epidermal water loss. In other words, it helps your skin retain its moisture.
Fatty fish such as salmon, herring, tuna, anchovies, and sardines and trout contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which help retain moisture and strengthen your skin's barrier. it will also give you a more youthful appearance. They are also known to prevent inflammation and cancer.
Olive oil contains vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, making it a nutritional powerhouse when it comes to your skin. This heart-healthy oil can help protect your skin from UV rays and protect from skin conditions such as dryness and eczema.
Keeping water intake high can prevent your skin from drying out. Drink 8 glasses of water on a regular basis.
Citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons, contain vitamin C, which is amazing for the skin. They also contain detoxifying agents that flush out the extra oil from your skin, making it healthier. The natural oils in oranges help to moisturize the skin. They also contain citric acid, which helps to dry out acne, improving the texture of your skin.
Lemons, on the other hand, help eliminate toxins from the body and facilitate healthy liver functioning, which makes the skin clear and supple. Lemon juice helps to eliminate toxins from the body and facilitates healthy liver functioning, which makes the skin clear and supple. The vitamin C in lemon helps to rejuvenate the skin internally, preventing age spots. Regular intake of fresh lemon water can cure acne, blackheads, and all such skin infections and control oil production.
Dark chocolate is not only yummy, but it also does a good job of preventing acne inflammation by controlling the oil production in the skin.
Pure Esthetx Recommends the following products for this skin type.
The Victorian Rose Collection Neroli Serum
Raspberry Eye Masque Blackberry Serum
The Strawberry Cream Collection
The Orange Zest Collection
The Great Pumpkin ( Seasonal)