Taking Care Of Your Combination Skin — Tips That Really Work

August 6, 2018

Your skin needs considerable care for two reasons. One is purely aesthetic. The kind of skin you sport will have an impact on how you look. Well cared for skin adds to your natural beauty. The other reason is that your body breathes and rehydrates itself through the skin too.

KEEP YOUR FACIAL SKIN CLEAN

There are many ways to keep your face clean — plain cold/hot water, facewash, soap, cleanser, face scrub, and face masks. It depends on the weather, and your skin type as to which would be the most appropriate. If you have a combination type skin with an oily forehead, nose, and chin, while the rest of the facial skin is dry; then you have your work cut out for you.

AVOID THESE TO KEEP GLOWING

Any cleaning medium which is greasy must be avoided as it will end up backfiring. The dry skin won’t be rejuvenated, and oily T will look as though it’s a replacement for French fries. Avoid toilet soaps as they contain very harsh chemicals. They will do more damage than good. Instead, it would be a good idea to use a gentle cleanser. Though milk is often considered a good means of cleaning combination skin, use it warily. Only skimmed milk would work on a combination skin.

USE THESE ALTERNATIVES FOR CLEANING

Makeup removal lotions which are not oil based, cleansing lotions, facewash, and gentle face scrubs; especially those which have natural ingredients like aloe vera, lemon extract, orange extract, honey, and neem are desirable means of cleansing combination skin. Besan (gram flour) and curds work particularly well for a combination skin as the besan cleanses, and the curds nourish the skin.

TONING YOUR SKIN WITH NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Typically, you should use a toner on your face after cleaning it. There are branded options which can be used to remove the last traces of the cleanser, and tauten the skin. With a combination skin, you simply must tone your skin to make it glow. Rose water, cucumber juice, chamomile extract, aloe vera, and extract of mint leaves are excellent natural toners. Round off the routine with an appropriate moisturizer.

  • RIDER:
  • Watch out for some toners, which might do more harm without your realizing it. If you habitually use a sunscreen or heavy makeup, then don’t skip the toning routine. However, avoid using apple cider vinegar and lemon juice as it will work only on the oily part, but will over dry the dry part of the combination skin.

  • MOISTURIZE THE SKIN WITHOUT FAIL
  • There are many moisturizers which you can buy over the counter. Use any of them judiciously to keep the dry part https://www.coursera.org/specializations/pwc-analyticsof the skin moisturized, and mattify the oily part of the skin. A gel-based moisturizer works well with the combination skin. Get a glowing skin with organic honey which an effective acne treatment, as it is not only anti-bacterial, but also helps unclog pores, and is a great cleanser. Your other option is buttermilk. However, you should wash it off with lukewarm water after letting the honey or buttermilk sit for a while. You can try using the pulp of avocado too. Cucumber juice doubles as a moisturizer when used in conjunction with beeswax.

  • YOUR OTHER OPTIONS
  • To get a glowing skin add an exfoliating agent to get rid of white heads, black heads, and dead skin cells which could be a branded product, or a natural ingredient like oatmeal, fine ground rock salt, coffee bean grounds, loofah, or baking powder. That serves to polish the skin, and stimulates blood circulation to make your skin glow. You can use masks which you devise from natural ingredients like Fuller’s earth, papaya pulp, and besan to deep cleanse and rejuvenate your skin.

If you find that your combination skin is giving rise to issues which can’t be addressed with routine care, then seek professional help from one of AIMS’ dermatologists.

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors