Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Combination skin is a skin type, which is neither oily nor dry. It is basically the combination of the two where you have an oily T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and dry skin in the rest of the face. In case, you have a combination skin type you are likely to notice an excess secretion of oil on your forehead, chin and nose region. The other parts of your face are comparatively drier and this proportion is different for different individuals.

How To Know Whether You Have Combination Skin or Not?

Combination skin type is characterized by the formation of a “T” form on a tissue, marred with oil when this tissue is placed on your face. This “T” shape symbolizes that the secretion of oil is more from your forehead, chin and nose. This thus helps you to know whether or not you have a combination skin type. However, this process is to be carried out one to two hours after you have thoroughly washed your face and remember not to apply any makeup during this period.

Why Do I Have A Combination Skin Type?

There are a number of reasons as to why do you have a combination skin type. The factors like heredity, hormones etc. determine your skin type. Here in this article, we will help you to take care of your combination skin type and fight against the various issues you are facing with your skin.

Top 10 Tips On How To Take Care Of Combination Skin

Top 10 Tips On How To Take Care Of Combination Skin

Besides helping you to deal with your combination skin problems, these tips will also prevent these problems from reappearing.

Avoid Using Soaps

Avoid using soaps if you have a delicate combination skin. These soaps tend to make your face dry, thereby causing irritations which may further increase your skin related problems. You can rather use a gentle cleanser which is best suited to combination skin type. You can even use a natural cleanser made up of honey or milk to take care of your combination skin.

Do Not Touch Your Face

The germs present on our hands tend to transfer to our face whenever we touch our face. Remember not to pick or squeeze your skin as it might open up your pores and enlarge them. It might also lead to an over-secretion of oil from the oil glands thereby leading to an increase in the skin problems.

Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize

You can get a flawless skin with cleansing, toning and moisturizing. This will help clear out your skin tone and takes care of further skin problems when having a combination skin.

Apply A Toner

Toners are a must have to take care of your combination skin type regularly. Toner maintains the balance in your skin by helping to get rid of the traces of the cleanser entirely. A toner also helps to shrink the open pores present on the face and helps deal with the oily T-zone in the combination skin.

Use A Good Moisturizer

Moisturize your skin daily to take care of your combination skin. Apply the moisturizer mainly on the dry region of your combination skin. Buy a gel-based moisturizer or a gel-cream moisturizer to take care of your combination skin.

Apply Sunscreen Before Stepping Out In The Sun

Always remember to use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun; combination skin or not. The sunscreen provides you with an additional protection from the harmful effects of the sun. Purchase a sunscreen which is suited to your combination skin type. Moreover, always check the ingredients present in the product before buying it.

Cleanse Your Skin Daily

Remember to always cleanse your combination skin after coming back home. Never go to sleep with your makeup on. Letting your makeup sit on your skin for the entire night can prove to have adverse effects. You can also follow the CTM procedure to cleanse your skin properly.

Put On A Night Cream

Use night cream to benefit your combination skin. A night cream will not only help to repair your dead and damaged skin cells, but will also help to moisturize your skin thereby adding to its glow. A night cream will enable your skin to effectively absorb the entire vitamin content of your night cream and also acts as an anti-aging agent for your skin.

Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly

Exfoliation is extremely necessary as it helps to cleanse the skin and remove the whiteheads, blackheads and it also exfoliates the dead and damaged skin cells. Exfoliation also enhances blood circulation and polishes your skin. Moreover, it opens your skin pores and enables your skin to start breathing by taking in the amazing nutrients from the CTM, face masks and packs and night creams. You need to exfoliate regularly if you want to take good care of your combination skin.

Opt for Natural Face Masks

Apply homemade natural face packs and masks at least two times in a week to take care of your combination skin. Homemade face packs contain natural and fresh ingredients which help to enhance your skin’s health. Homemade masks provide better results than the ones available in the market.

Additional Tips for Taking Care of Combination Skin

  • Consume fresh and healthy foods.
  • Maintain a balanced diet which is inclusive of vegetables, cereals, fruits, leafy vegetables, fish, eggs and milk products to take care of combination skin.
  • Remember to consume a lot of fluid be it water, fruit juices, vegetable soups etc.
  • To take care of combination skin, exercise regularly to stay healthy and fit. A healthy body will render you with a healthy skin.
  • Walk regularly and hit the gym daily.

Always remember to carry tissue papers when you go out in the sun; especially if you have combination skin.

Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: November 22, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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