Is your skin dry or oily? Or is it dry in some areas and oily in other areas? Do you feel oily on your T-zone but dry on your cheeks? Chances are you have combination skin.
Combination skin is simply having both oily and dry skin at the same time. Typically, there’s a mix of oily and dry areas on different parts of your face, with the t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) being slightly to very oily.
Cleanse your skin : Give your skin a gentle cleansing twice a day to remove impurities and dirt thus keeping breakouts at bay. Look for lotion based or gel textured cleansers which are best suited for both oily and dry skin. They leave skin clear without any trace of greasiness or tightness. Or try raw honey, one of the best natural cleanser . The healing property of honey helps retain skin moisture whereas the antibacterial properties help combat acne in the oily areas.
Follow up with a hydrating toner: Toning helps to remove the last traces of cleanser and impurities while leaving skin completely refreshed and clean. A well formulated toner filled with antioxidants helps nourish dry skin and controls oiliness at the same time. It is really important for combination skin because it helps to balance the skin. Avoid astringent based toners as they can be really harsh on skin. In fact look for mild toners like rose water that removes excess sebum from the oily areas and gently moisturizes the dry areas.
Give your skin sun protection :No skin type is exempt from using sunscreen throughout the year. Look for lightweight matte sunscreen that works best all over the face and thus protect skin from harmful UV rays. This is one of the step that reduces early signs of aging.
Get into multi masking: Multi Masking means applying different mask on different areas of your face at the same time.It is perfect for combination skin. It allows you to target the different zones of your face with different masks based on each area’s needs. Try hydrating mask on your dry areas while give your oily parts clay mask that absorb excess oil leaving pores clean and clear.
Yogurt with fruit may be your favourite way to start the day.
But do you know that yogurt can also be a part of your daily skincare regime ?