You’ve probably come across information on how to identify your skin type and how to take care of it. However, most of the information on skin care often leans to specific skin types such as dry skin or oily skin.
How do you take care of your skin if you have the combination skin type, in the middle ground between oily and dry?
Below are some skin care tips for you.
Stop using soap on your delicate skin. Soaps are a no go for all skin types. Soap has a higher pH value than our skin and ruthlessly dries up your skin whenever you use it. On dry skin, it can also cause irritations, while on oily skin it aggravates oil secretion. The effect is worse on combination skin type.
Go for a gentle or a natural cleanser such as honey. Also, do not over-cleanse the oily part of your face –the T-zone. Use warm water to rinse and apply a calming facial moisturiser to soothe your skin.
Toners are great additions to your skin care routine if you have the combination skin type. They help balance pH levels in the skin and tighten up pores. For people with combination skin type, you can use facial toners to cleanse and tighten up pores on the T-zone.
Toning is especially important because it balances the skin. A good toner also removes any residual cleanser from the skin, purges and redistributes excess sebum from the oily parts while gently moisturising the cheeks and other dry areas.
Exfoliation helps to get rid of dead cells and other matter. Exfoliation also stimulates blood circulation in your skin and opens up pores to allow rejuvenation.
However, if your skin type is the combination type, avoid using harsh scrubs or scrubbing too vigorously when exfoliating. Yes, it may get a whole load of dead matter off your skin, but it also leaves the skin bare and vulnerable to bacterial attack. Harsh exfoliation can irritate your skin and trigger sebaceous glands to produce even more oil.
Just scrub your skin gently, don’t punish your face!
Protect Your Skin
Protect your skin every time you expose it to the sun’s rays. Studies have indicated that harmful sunrays are the leading cause of premature ageing. Therefore you must always use sunscreen when necessary. Sunscreen protects your skin against the harmful UV rays from the sun while keeping your skin moisturised.
However, not just any sunscreen will be enough. Make sure you look for sunscreen especially recommended for combination skin types and cross-check the product before you buy it.
Take on a Good Skin Care Routine
Adopt and be faithful to a good skin care routine and use products free of oils, alcohol as well as other harsh irritants. Instead, you can opt for natural products to keep your skin healthy.
Also, don’t touch your face or squeeze any pimples. Your hands carry a lot of germs and doing this is more likely to cause more harm than good.
Here’s the bottom line. Combination skin requires adapting the best care skin care practices for both dry skin and oily skin types. It needs more attention than simply heading out to buy the top 10 skin care products in Malaysia. Look for products helpful to such skin types. These tips will give you just what you need to keep combination skin type healthy and looking great.