Moisturize skin is not just easy as we know it. We need to know what type of skin we have before applying any moisturizer to our skin especially if we have combination skin.
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What is Combination Skin
Combination skin consists of two types of skin either it can be dry to a normal or oily skin to dry. Sometimes it is called T-zone. You can see that the other part of your face is dry, the other part is oily and the other part is normal. It appears to your forehead, chin, and nose.
Combination skin has a different way how to moisturizer because the combination skin has two or more different types. It can be too oily on the other part and can be too dry on the other side. It can also sensitive or can be normal skin. To treat combination skin you must know first the causes of oily skin and the causes of dry skin.
Oily skin appears when your sebaceous glands produce too much sebum. While dry skin appears when your skin is a lack of oil or it can be drier by washing too much and using different products.
If you have skin issues, like wrinkles, breakouts, or rosacea on the face it could also be known as combination skin.
Causes of Combination Skin
Genetics can be inherited. If your grandmother has combination skin you can also have it.
Using Different Products
Using different product may cause irritation and breakout of the skin. Combination skin can cause using incorrect skin care product. Using products that contain irritating ingredients can cause combination skin. It also causes more oil production in T-zone. Using moisturizer product that has many emollient can make the skin feel oilier and can clog pores.
Hormonal change like pregnancy, menopause, and other medication can cause your skin to be slightly scattered. Like it can be oily, dry, or sensitive in different areas of the face. Any medicine can dehydrate the skin and cause excess oil to the skin. Birth control and hormone replacement medication can lead to increase oil production.
The environment can also cause of having combination skin because of the different weather that makes the skin flaking and inflammation. The weather changes can cause the skin to lose its elasticity together with the oil glands.
Treatment for Combination Skin
Wash your face regularly
Washing your face regularly can clean combination skin. It helps to remove impurities and makeup of the face. using gentle cleanser will help combination skin from irritation, it helps to remove dead skin and maintain the natural look of the skin. It feels good when you feel that your face is clean it help to relax the skin cell from makeup and dirt.
Exfoliation can improve the condition of the skin, it stimulates blood circulation and helps get rid of dead skin cell. It also helps combination skin if the product you are using can manage oil production, clear pores and remove dry flaky skin. Exfoliate regularly can lift away dull, dry skin to improve texture and clarity. It also helps tone and illuminates the complexion.
Using moisturizer product
Using moisturizer product that specially formulated for combination skin. Having combination skin is depends on how dry your dry skin area is and how oily your oily skin area is. You have to divide and conquer by caring for different parts of your face differently. Moisturizer which absorbs oil ingredient that works great for oily areas will affect the dry areas. You need to apply more emollient moisturizer over the dry area. But make sure that the oil areas will not be affected on the moisturizer you apply on dry areas. That’s why keeping things separately is important.
Exercise can help the skin cell healthy and eat healthy food is good for the body and skin. Exercise regularly can help the skin look and stay healthy. It also helps improve acne, wrinkles, dull skin, and combination skin. Exercise can help skin instantly glow more and can help maintain skin appearance.
Work out can helps the body to produce collagen, which contain protein that helps to keep the skin supple, firm, and elastic. Exercise also helps you rest and sleep better. Your body and skin need to relax and it helps the skin repair itself faster.
Exercise can produce endorphin (the hormones that make you feel good) it helps to reduce stress levels. Exercise regularly can increase blood circulation. It also nourishes the skin.
Avoid sun exposure
Don’t expose your skin in the sun directly. Use sunscreen to protect the skin. Make sure to use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more to protect the skin from damage. Chemical sunblocks protect the skin from sunlight. Using sunscreen can reduce the early signs of aging.
We need vitamin D to stay healthy and sunlight is the best source. It is important that we understand the risk and benefits of sun exposure because it has implications for public health message about sun exposure and the role of vitamin D supplement.
Low vitamin D levels have more risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, and other causes compare to high in vitamin D levels. Having enough sunlight may help women to prevent breast cancer.
Drink a lot of water
Drinking water regularly will nourish the skin. Drinking water helps to maintain the balance of body fluids. The function of these body fluids includes digestion, absorption, a circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients and maintenance of body temperature.
Water can help control calories. Water-rich food includes fruits, vegetables, broth-based soups, oatmeal, and beans.
Water help energizes muscles. Drinking enough fluids is important when exercising.
Water helps keep skin looking good. Contain plenty of water can protect barrier to prevent excess fluid loss.
Home Remedies for Combination Skin
Honey and lemon juice
Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic abilities, it is good for combination skin. Honey contains natural humectant that keeps the skin moist.
Lemon juice has many beauty benefits, such as lightening dark spots on the skin, lightening skin complexion, evening out skin tone, treating oily complexion and treat combination skin.
Lemon juice can moisturize the skin. it can exfoliate the skin.Lemon juice can also remove blackheads and wrinkles.
Apply honey plus lemon juice on face and leave it after 20 minutes. Wash it with warm water.
Oatmeal can calm inflamed skin and exfoliate dead skin. Oatmeal is suitable for all types of the skin, because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
Benefits of oatmeal in the skin, it helps sensitive skin, it yields clean and clear skin, removes dead skin cell, treats acne and eczema, and treat oily skin.
Apply oatmeal together with honey or any fruits like banana, and papaya. Mix them and put it to the face. After 15 to 20 minutes wash it with warm water.
Egg white and lemon
Egg white is rich in nutrient and has many benefits like:
- It tightens and shrinks large pores
- Egg white can lift skin
- It reduces oily skin
- Fight prevents acne and acne scars
- Help get rid of blackheads
- It helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Egg white is great in dealing with oily skin and its amazing properties
It contains proteins that repair the tissue and enhance its growth which the skin elasticity and make you look young and wrinkle-free skin
Egg white and lemon can help oily skin. Mix egg white and lemon juice then apply it to the face. Wash it after 15 minutes with warm water.
Dried orange peel and curd
Dried orange is rich in vitamin C. Curd will tighten the skin and moisturize too.
Orange peels contain nutrient and phytonutrient have benefits to the skin and can heal many skin conditions.
Orange peel helps in healthy blood circulation which regulates blood pressure. it also cures blackheads, dead cells, acne pores and dark circle and dry skin.
Orange peel has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which are great for treating acne and oily skin. It helps skin lighten and can be used as the face cleanser.
Grind dry orange and add curd to make it paste. Apply it to face and wash it after 20 minutes.
Milk, honey, almond oil
Milk is good for the health and bone. It contains valuable nutrients and has many health benefits.
Cow milk is a source of potassium and reduces blood pressure. Milk is also rich in vitamin D levels that support the production of serotonin, a hormone associated with mood, appetite, and sleep.
Milk products are beneficial for bone and the health for child development
Benefits of milk for the skin.
Milk contains lactic acid which has alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that good for exfoliation. Also, milk is great for skin softener.
Almonds are good for exfoliation it also helps to reduce impurities. Milk has lactic acid, while honey helps moisturizes skin. Mix milk and honey, then apply it to face, Apply lemon juice on T-zone and almond oil on cheeks. Wash it after 20 minutes with warm water.
Papaya, banana and lemon juice.
Papaya has skin lightening properties that help clear blemishes and pigmentation. Papaya is high in fiber and rich in vitamin and minerals. it also rich in antioxidant that helps to strengthen immunity and eliminate free radicals that are hazardous to the health.
Benefits of papaya for the skin. It moisturizes skin, clear pigmentation, reduces wrinkles, reduces under eye dark circles, treats melasma, and control acne breakouts.
Banana and papaya can moisturize skin, while lemon juice can lighten and keep the oiliness of the skin. Mash banana and papaya together with lemon juice. Apply it to face and wash it after 20 minutes with warm water.
How to Moisturize Combination Skin
For combination skin choose a moisturizer product that is not harsh or too heavy that can irritate dry skin and cause breakouts of oily skin. Products that are free of synthetic fragrances and less alcohol.Use a mild cleanser for oily skin and dry skin.
Use different moisturizer product for the different area of the face. Use a mild moisturizer for the dry area and different moisturizer for oily skin area.
Use the cleanser to wash your face and toner to remove any dead skin and dirty skin. Then apply moisturizer.
Moisturizer is important for glowing skin. Cleansing and toning will help to remove skin impurities. Moisturizer can produce oil and help to improve the skin to become smooth and healthy. Moisturizer with SPF can protect the skin from harmful sun or UV rays.
Exfoliation can also help the skin to remove all the dead skin and promote skin to become fresh and smooth.
Apply a hydrating, soothing non-irritating toner with the ingredients of antioxidant that help skin replenishes. A well-formulated toner can help nourish dry skin and minimize oiliness at the same time.
Use a nighttime moisturizer with gel, serum and liquid texture all over your face that contains all amazing ingredients. Skin replenishing ingredients and skin restoring ingredients can help calm skin and lessen excess oil on the skin surface, and improve dry areas.