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We all have a skincare routine. And most of us, at least at IMBB, know what to advice to people with dry or oily skin. But what about the combination skin types? Well, that’s a bit confusing, right? Some of the combination skin type beauties have oily nose area or oily face and dry forehead and all.
So, combination skin beauties, don’t worry. I am here to your rescue. I will be giving a full-proof combination skin care routine so that you know what all needs to be done for your skin. But before moving ahead, let’s know how to find out if you have a combination skin type or not. So, how to identify combination skin.
Well, it’s a very simple trick. Place a tissue in T shape on the T-zone – forehead, nose, and chin. If the tissue has oil or if you can feel the oil, then you have a combination skin. Now, what are the major reasons for a combination skin type? There can be various reasons like hormonal imbalances, dietary changes, lifestyle changes, change of place and likewise.
Now, since you know that you have a combination skin. Let’s have a look at the skin care routine for combination skin type.
1. Face Wash:
Begin your day with a gentle and oil cleansing face wash like Lacto Calamine Oil Balance Face Wash or Nivea Refreshing Face Wash. If you have excessive oil in the morning, then, you can go with oil cleansing face washes or if you have acne issues then go with acne face wash.
Scrubs should be used only once or twice in a week. Also, don’t go overboard with the scrubs. Use a gentle but cleansing scrubs like Neutrogena Deep Cleansing Blackhead Eliminating Scrub or Aroma Magic Mineral Glow Scrub.
Use gentle cleansers like Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser and Kaya Purifying cleansers. This can be used to remove your makeup and the oil and dirt from your face.
4. Toners and Astringents:
In the case of combination skin, toners and astringents are a must. This will maintain the pH level of your skin and keep it healthy for a long time. You can use a product like Avene Thermal Spring Water.
5. Day Cream:
Days creams with aloe vera are perfect for all skin types. They are cooling and light on the skin and will keep the dirt and oil away from your skin. So, you can use either the natural aloe vera gel or any drugstore brand offering aloe vera products.
6. Night Cream:
Night skin care is very important for combination skin. Use good creams like Olay Natural White Nourishing Night Crème or Lotus Herbals Phyto – Rx Skin Renewal Anti-Ageing Night Crème.
7. Masks and Peels:
I always felt that homemade masks and peels are the best. So, try to go for besan or aloe vera and ice face packs. This will cool your skin and tighten your pores too.
Some additional tips:
1. Avoid touching your face, as your hands contain a lot of dirt and germs and the same will get transferred onto your face.
2. Exfoliation is the key to a healthy combination skin. Because it will control the oil, and remove dust and impurities, and thus, timely and effective use of scrubs is very important.
3. Don’t skip the CTM routine as this will ensure that your skin is healthy and glowing from within.
4. Stop using soaps, as this will make your skin dry and you will ultimately lose the natural oils from your skin.
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