COMBINATION SKIN CARE ROUTINE

PROVIDE BALANCED ATTENTION TO BOTH OILY AND DRY AREAS

The key focus of a combination skin care to provide a balance of different attention to the needs of the dry and oily patches.

If your face is partly oily and partly dry, you’ve got combination skin and there are several ways to care for it so that you can keep both types balanced and looking good.

The centre panel or T-zone refers to the skin that covers the forehead and from the nose down to the chin. This area is prone to oiliness.

Therefore it has to be given the same treatment as that of an oily skin. The proper skin care products that are meant for oily skin should be used in these areas.

The skin that is on the other parts of the face are tends to be dry and may even be flaky. This is due to insufficient moisture.

This area needs to be given the same treatment as that of a dry skin. The proper skin care products for dry skin should be used in these areas.

There are some combination skins that don’t follow the T-zone pattern. They have patches of dry and oily skin in other arrangements.

You can use the following method to check and ensure you know where the oily areas of your skin are.

 

  • Wash your face with a foaming cleanser.
  • Pat it dry.
  • Do not apply any toner or moisturizer to it for the next ½ to 1 hour.
  • Press a tissue to your face an hour after washing it.


Any greasy patches on the tissue show the oily areas.

Use the following steps a guide to help you develop a proper skin care routine for your face.

 

COMBINATION SKIN CARE STEPS

There are 4 basic steps in the combination skin care routine.

REMOVE EYE MAKE-UP
The 1st in your combination skin care routine is to remove your eye make-up. Use an eye make-up remover that is oil-based.

 

  • Gently wipe away all traces of eye make-up. Be gentle as this area is delicate and prone to dryness.
  • To remove any stubborn eye make-up, dip a cotton bud in the make-up remover.
  • Splash your face with some cool water. This oil will be rinsed away excess oil.


Are your using ordinary mascara or waterproof mascara? Choose appropriate products designed for the removal of the type of eye make-up that you are using.

CLEANSE
The 2nd in your combination skin care routine is to cleanse your face.

In the morning, choose a lathering cleanser.

 

  • Massage a little of the facial wash onto damp skin. Focus on the more oily areas of your face.
  • Leave the facial wash on for a few moments. This will help to dissolve the grime and dirt.
  • Rinse off with some cool water.
  • Gentle and thorough cleansing will help to keep the oily areas clean and clear the pores on the nose.

 
In the evening, choose a creamy facial cleanser.

 

  • Apply some cream cleanser onto the skin
  • Massage well. Concentrate on the dry areas of the skin.
  • Wipe off using cotton pads.
  • This will help to keep the dry areas of your skin clean. It will also help to soothe the skin daily.


Choose appropriate skin care products designed for your skin type.

TONE
The 3rd in your combination skin care routine is to tone your face.

Use 2 different types of facial toners.

For the oily areas, use a clarifying toner to dry up the oil, tighten pores and prevent blemishes from forming.

Use a mild toner for the dry areas.

Sweep the toner over the skin with cotton pads.

Choose appropriate skin care products designed for your skin type.

MOISTURIZE
The 4th in your combination skin care routine is to moisturize your face.

Use a good moisturizer on the dry areas. Moisturizers work by either increasing the penetration of water into the skin or by reducing the rate at which water is evaporating from the skin surface.

Use 2 types of moisturizer.

In the day, use a light moisturizer with solar protective featuresDevita Daily Solar Protective Moisturizer.

In the night, use a nourishing night cream.

 

  • Dot the face with chosen moisturizer.
  • Spread the moisturizer over the entire face with upward circular movements. Concentrate on the dry areas of the skin.
  • Use a tissue to remove any excess moisturizer from the oily parts of the face.


Choose appropriate skin care products designed for your skin type.

 

OTHER COMBINATION SKIN CARE TIPS

Here are some other combination skin care tips:

 

  • Look for products that normalize your skin, such as those that contain alpha hydroxyl acids. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) are derived from fruit, milk and sugar cane and have anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to the skin they help remove dead skin cells (exfoliate), giving you a younger appearance.
  • Use oil-absorbing makeup on oily areas to control shine.
  • Use a sunscreen with SPF30Loving Naturals Sunscreen SPF30 - 5 Oz to protect your skin from the sun’s burning rays.