Skin is the most sensitive part of our body which easily gets affected with dust, air, harmful radiations etc and that’s why it demands for your extra care and attention. Everyone in this world has different skin tone, different skin type, and unique features and after knowing your skin type you can make right choice about your skin care products. Generally skin type inherits in kids from their parents or grandparents that can be determined easily but choosing the right skin care product in accordance with skin type is not an easy task.
About different skin types:
Knowing your skin type is absolutely necessary and you can determine that by categorizing your skin type one among these five common skin types:
- Oily skin
- Dry skin
- Normal skin
- Sensitive skin
- Combination skin
Among all these skin types you may have heard a buzz about combination skin for which it is difficult task to choose the best skin care product that can cope up with oily part of skin and dry part as well.
What is combination skin?
Combination skin has oiliness in some areas and dryness as well in rest of the areas. Typically it is combination of oily and dry areas on different parts of face that makes a T-zone in which forehead, nose and chin comes which feels slightly or very oily as compared to other areas of face.
In this kind of problem when oil appears only around the nose, center of the forehead, under the chin and rest of the areas like jaw area, around the cheeks or hairline remains dry then you have to take care of every part of face very sensitively.
Factors that contribute to combination skin:
There are varieties of factors that affect to combination skin but before that it more depend on what you inherit from your parents. Different types of skin care products, lotions or soaps that you are using in your daily life can cause more harm to your skin and even make it worse. Knowingly or unknowingly you might be using wrong products that are causing harm to your skin but its right time to accept right methods and to get that flawless skin.
Which products are good for combination skin?
The only thing to keep in mind is that there is no one fit solution for combination skin as it depends on how dry or oily skin areas you have. You will have to decide how to take care for different parts of your face separately.
Using products that contain matte finish can cause trouble to dry area of your skin while act as oil absorbing for oily area. While applying emollient moisturizer over dry areas can help but on oily area it will become oilier that can ruin your look. So it assures that keeping things separate is necessary therefore the products that absorb oil keep them off for oily areas and products that leave bit moisture to skin apply them over dry areas.
For oily areas use lightest weight moisturizer or lotion with beneficial ingredients that contains thin lotion, gel or liquid texture so that it won’t leave unwanted oil on face. However you would now need to use emollient moisturizer, a good serum or lotion to cover dry areas. The only key to balance T-Zone skin type is keeping in mind when and where to layer which product.
In case of extreme combination skin type:
Those people who are struggling with extreme combination skin type must be experiencing exceptional oil on T-zone whereas flaky or very dry in some areas. Along with products or layering face with makeup it is compulsory to follow the right routine such as keeping body hydrated all the time with liquid such as green tea, fresh juices and water.
Tips to take care of combination skin:
Follow these very easy and simple tips to treat combination skin or oily T-zone skin:
- Keep the pores clean:
In order to keep the oil production in control you have to firstly unclog the pores. Sebaceous glands are a reason of oil production through the pores of skin but if you will keep your pores clean than half of your problem will automatically get solved.
- Always protect your skin with a good toner:
Always keep one thing in mind that never leave your face skin bare use a nice alcohol free, toxins free moisturizer. If you are going to leave your skin bare even for a minute then your skin will start dehydrating in no time. So take care of your skin with a good toner that can completely absorb under your skin without leaving excess oil.
Follow a good habit of applying sunscreen lotion before going out so that it can protect your face from damage caused by harmful sun radiations.
- Include a habit of moisturizing your skin in night:
Using moisturizer before going to bed is necessary for the skin and it should be included in your daily skincare routine. In night our skin heals much faster as its permeability power gets increased much more than as compared to daytime.
Some people think that leaving skin bare at night is good to let their skin breath but it is a misconception because leaving your skin bare for whole night makes it drier. So it is a good practice to apply any kind of night cream which suits your skin type doesn’t matter if that is sunscreen or not.
- Do stress relief exercises:
Stress can affect your body or skin in many ways and can make your skin more reactive to unwanted acne, scars or wrinkles at short age. So for precautions try meditation regularly at least for 15 minutes,, yoga exercises that are good for your face skin and overall health, tai chi, listen soft music that can give you relief and take away stress of whole day.
- Avoid products with chemical fragrances:
In combination skin cheeks are more prone to dryness, flaking and dullness thus you before going with any product make sure to check that significant product doesn’t contain any chemical fragrance which can harm your skin with time. Such products can become a reason of causing irritation and redness to skin.
- Keep your skin always fresh and lively with right product:
From makeup products to night cream or sunscreen lotion always use a good quality product that goes well with your skin type without causing any trouble to your skin. Moreover avoid petroleum based products as they can make your skin oilier and can act as pre-clogging products.