Combined skin is the type of skin that requires the most complex treatment since it combines oily and dry areas, which can cause an imbalance in the face if the appropriate products are not used. But it is also one of the most common, that is why many of us wonder how to take care of our combined skins.
Do you want to find out if you have combination skin? It is simple. It is mainly characterized by an oily T-zone (comprising forehead, nose and chin) with pimples and blackheads, while the cheeks and eye contour tend to dry out.
Tip: Forget about makeup bases with oils.
Go for one a makeup base that achieves a matte finish to avoid glare. Also, keep your brushes always clean so as not to accumulate dirt and grease on the skin.
Things to keep in mind:
- Keep your face clean: You need to cleanse your face at least twice a day, morning and night, before applying any cream. Use a specific gel for this type of skin and avoid the most aggressive soaps.
- Always use cold water: It can be a bit annoying to use cold water in winter but don’t use hot water to wash your face as it contributes to sebaceous production and dries out dry areas more. The cold water will balance the gleaming parts.
- Hydrate your skin: Many women skip hydrating their skin as they think it will help avoid their skins oily. Hydrating is the key step for the care of your face. You can do it in two ways: treat each area individually, with a fat regulating cream and another with great hydration for the driest parts; or a specific product that works for all skin.
- Oil-free products: Remember to always go for oil-free creams to avoid greasing more your skin, with a fluid texture and rich in vitamin C (to keep it firm and smooth). Apply it first to the cheek area until it is practically absorbed, and then to the oilier parts.
- Exfoliate regularly: It is recommended that you exfoliate your skin at least twice a week, to remove all impurities. Afterwards, don’t forget to apply a nourishing mask that contains vitamins and antioxidants.
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