It’s not easy to find the perfect skincare routine. There are so many products, ingredients, and steps involved in caring for your skin that it can become overwhelming at times; more so when you have a combination skin type.
If you have combination skin, you know how difficult it can be to maintain a skincare routine that keeps your skin feeling its best. You might feel like no matter what you do, your t-zone is oily and the rest of your face feels dry. This can lead to breakouts and flaky skin which makes it hard for people with this skin type to find an effective skincare routine that works for them.
But there’s no need to worry because Spalina Skincare’s got you! In this blog post, we’ll give you tips on how to care for combination skin, plus product recommendations that will leave you with a healthy complexion that’s free of blemishes and irritations.
What is combination skin?
Combination skin means just that; a combination of 2 or more skin types, but more commonly dry and oily. It can be best described as having an oily T-zone while the rest of your face looks dry and flaky. It might also be affected by blackheads or white bumps spread across certain areas on the nose and chin. Having combination skin can be a bit tricky to care for since you need to address two different skin types.
What causes combination skin?
There are many different factors that can contribute to your skin type which could include: diet, stress levels, medications you’re using to treat other conditions, environmental factors like pollution or extreme temperatures outside or too much exposure to sun without enough sunscreen protection. Your skin type can even change with time, and genetics can also play a big role in determining the skin type you have.
Normal skin vs. combination skin
Some people may think that combination skin and normal skin type are one and the same, but they’re actually not. The main difference is that normal skin feels well balanced (neither too dry nor oily) and has an even skin tone and texture, whereas combination skin will have an oily T-zone and dryness and flaking around the cheeks.
Skincare tips for combination skin
1. Cleanse & Exfoliate
Combination skin can be tricky because it’s easy to develop blemishes when trying out new products. We recommend using a gentle, non-drying cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils such as the Biotic Mangosteen Cleanse. It contains lactic acid and willow bark extract which helps gently exfoliate the skin, making way for a clearer, more radiant complexion.
Revitalize your skin with a hydrating toner. Spalina Skincare’s Lipid Refresh Hydrating Toner penetrates the skin’s barrier to deliver a surge of moisture to your skin and keep it locked in. This helps strengthen your skin’s protective barrier and boost its natural repair activity.
3. Treat with Serum
Improve your skin’s immunity with a serum such as the Epidermal Repair Serum which contains trioxolane, a powerful skincare ingredient that reverses free radical damage and is antimicrobial. It treats enlarged pores as well as blemishes so you can bid your acne goodbye and say hello to a clearer and healthier complexion.
4. Moisturize with the Balancing Citrus Creme
Spalina Skincare’s new lightweight and oil-free face creme helps condition, brighten, and clarify skin. It contains sage, watercress, and lemon bioflavonoids that helps purify and revitalize oily and combination skin types.
5. Protect with SPF
Of course you need to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun as well as other environmental pollutants to prevent further skin damage, and the best way to do this is by always applying sunscreen. Preferably reapplying every 2 hours.
It can be difficult to manage and care for your combination skin, but it is not at all impossible. With a good, solid skincare routine and the right products, you can achieve a healthier and clearer complexion. Licensed Esthetician, Spela Hernandez of Spalina Skincare, has helped countless women with different skin concerns achieve their best skin by using a holistic approach. Feel free to book an online consultation if you need further help managing your combination skin.
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I think I might have a combination skin. I read another article that says the same thing – individuals with combination skin tend to be more oily in the T-zone and drier along the perimeter of the face.