Combination skin can make it difficult to reach a happy medium, fighting both dry and oily skin patches. A perfectly tailored skin care routine is important in managing combination skin to ensure your moisturizer isn’t adding too much oil or your cleanser isn’t stripping away too much. Achieve healthier skin and manage combination skin with the following five tips to make you a pro in no time!
- Use a gentle cleanser. Combination skin means you are prone to both oily and dry skin patches. In order to manage this skin type, balance is extremely necessary. Avoid harsh cleansers that will inevitably dry out your face, they often contain denatured alcohol. It is also beneficial to seek out a cleanser that contains oil-fighting ingredients. Naturally moisturizing ingredients work to keep your skin hydrated so that it does not over-produce oil. The balance of less drying, more hydrating cleansers will inevitably help restore the balance of overall smoothness and healthy skin. It is recommended to cleanse your skin once or twice a day, while making sure to always get a fresh wash after sweating.
- Use blotting pads. You may experience some oily patches on your face, often in the T-zone. To keep these oily patches in check without irritating the dry patches, oil blotting pads can the best product to carry around. There are some oil blotting pads that contain various ingredients that may disrupt your skins lipid levels. Steer clear of pads with an excessive ingredient list and reach for something made with natural ingredients like antibacterial wood pulp or natural bamboo. Blotting pads will be life changing for your combination skin, leaving your oily patches looking fresh and matte all day long!
- Combine different moisturizers. Using two different moisturizers can be just the thing to balance your combination skin. Incorporate a hydrating, emollient-rich moisturizer to treat your dry patches and an acne-fighting moisturizer for the oily patches. Boosting your skins lipid barrier with a hydrating moisturizer will help lock in much needed moisture to fight dry skin. An acne-fighting moisturizer will also assist in hydrating the skin while also preventing an oil imbalance. If you don’t want to use two different moisturizers, you can look into two-in-one moisturizers that are formulated for combination skin. The Fyab Skin Vitality Blemish Control Serum works on any skin type to restore moisture, reduce pores, and combat breakouts, perfectly targeting both dry and oily patches.
- Exfoliate. Exfoliating is a vital step in any skin care routine for essentially every skin type and the same goes for combination skin. Properly exfoliating is important in removing dead skin cells that may cause your combination skin to appear dry in some areas. Exfoliating also gives you the appearance of more vibrant, smoother skin. A gently exfoliating wash should be considered for combination skin to avoid irritation. The Fyab Skin Vitality Renewal Serum gently exfoliates every skin type, removes dead skin cells, and incorporates willow bark extract to soothe skin redness and irritation. Avoid over-exfoliating by only doing it once or twice a week.
- Mix and match face masks. Combination skin often means you need to target certain areas of dry skin versus oily skin. Applying different face masks onto these targeted areas can specifically address the needs of your skin to restore moisture and limit oil. An oil-absorbing, acne-fighting face mask may work best on your T-zone, which carries excessive oil. Whereas, a deeply hydrating face mask can be just what the rest of your face needs to fight dryness.