If you are someone agitated and fed-up with your skin problems, you have landed just the right platform to woe your problems away. A combination skin falls in between a thin line of oily and dry skin. You may find certain parts of your face secreting excess of sebum and others as normal or dry. For example an oily T zone. If you have no idea what a T zone is, then this is what it looks like.
Reasons for the combination skin:
Genetics: Try to understanding your parent’s skin to treat your skin problems.
Environment: Seasonal changes, pollution are some of the reasons that can worsen situations. You may find skin getting flaky in summers and extra oily in winters. These are some of the reactions which occurs due to environmental changes.
Hormones: There can be a lot of reasons for the rising and downfall of your hormones. Some of the reasons may be stress, prescribed medicines, menopause, or pregnancy.
Now, that you have some knowledge on your problematic areas, let’s talk about
tips for the solutions for combination skin.
A Mild Cleanser:
After a harsh working day, all your skin need, is to breathe. Diminish the impurities prevailing in the air, which might have created a havoc, on your skin with the help of mild cleanser. Invest in a cleanser that is specifically tailored for you. There are a lot of options available in the market. You can also choose a micellar water, they are proven to be gentle on the skin while cleaning your skin from the impurities and dust that can lead to clogging of pores.
It is easy to understand human body if we were to say it works like a machine. So from time to time we need maintenance. Our body keeps on renewing the skin cells which leads to shedding of the old skin and that’s where exfoliation comes in to play, to brush of the dead skin cells. The excess of buildup can lead to many skin related problems such as blackheads, whiteheads and acne. The exfoliation process helps in cleaning your pores which will lead you to a healthy, breathable and glowy skin. Treat your skin with exfoliation as it is the best acne treatment, but to see the results one needs to follow the skin care regimen religiously.
A daily ritual of CTM can help you in achieving the mirror skin that everybody has been talking about these days. You may have also seen some instagram videos on this. The key is persistence and with that you will have your insta ready skin in no time. A perfect toner will minimize your pores and will improve your skin texture and will also maintain the pH level of your skin.
The selection of face masks are not really tough as there are plenty of options available to choose from, or you can easily make your own home remedies for combination skin, while binge watching your favorite TV shows on Netflix.
Here are some DIY Face masks for Combination skin:
Banana and Honey Face Mask
This face mask will help you in treating your oily skin. Apply twice a week for a healthy, shine-free skin. The anti-bacterial properties of honey and vitamin present in orange will control the secretion of sebum while banana will help in maintaining a balance with its nourishing properties.
- 1 Full ripe banana
- Freshly squeezed Orange juice
- Mash the banana into a bowl.
- Add 2 tablespoons of honey into mashed banana
- Stir properly and then add 1 teaspoon of orange juice.
Cucumber and Aloe Vera Mask
Soothe your skin with the hydrating effects of cucumber and aloe vera. If you have been suffering from tanning or sun burn, this mask will help you recovering and preventing your skin from anti-ageing.
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Cut the cucumber into slices.
- Add the slices into a blender, run until mixture becomes liquid.
- Add 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel and blend.
Hydration is the key to younger looking skin. Now we know finding the right moisturizer can be tedious job as some moisturizers even after specifying that they are meant for combination skin does not prove to be effective. Find out what is best for you by identifying the oiliness and dryness of your skin, you can always use a gel moisturizer as they give a mattifying effect, so they are best moisturizer.
Pro tip: If you have visible fine lines or wrinkles, you can try retinol cream or a retinol serum to reduce them and to even prevent them.
Repeat after me! I will never step out of the house without wearing a sunscreen. This is a go-to when it comes to taking care of your skin the right way. Have you ever wondered why Koreans are beating everybody at skin care? The reason is they never skip on sunscreen. Always remember that you need to reapply your sunscreen in between a duration of 2 hours. The harmful UV rays are the main reason behind early signs of ageing.