Hello there! This week is my fifth and final week discussing various skin types! I left Combination skin type until last because this means you have two or more of the four skin types I have previously discussed in different sections of your face. For example, you may have a dry forehead and cheeks and an oily chin/jawline. Today I’m going to discuss why this may happen you and how you can try to get your skin under control.
Why do I have a Combination Skin Type?
In short, everyone’s skin is different and we all have different needs to combat our personal issues. You may have dry skin but suffer from hormonal breakouts or you may have oily skin and sensitive cheeks, there may not always be a reason. But a combination skin type is usually an indication that there is an imbalance somewhere within the skin. Someone who has a combination skin has to tailor their skincare routine to suit the different skin types, this can be tricky for a lot of people.
How do I treat my Combination Skin Type?
- Cleanse the face twice daily to remove any dirt, makeup or debris from the face. A foaming cleanser can be nice for a combination skin.
- Use an SPF daily! If you suffer with congestion/spots on any area of your face try to use an SPF especially for oily skin even if you have some dry patches elsewhere.
- Use a lightweight moisturiser all over your face and if you want extra hydration in certain areas you can achieve that using a richer moisturiser in those areas or a serum to suit those needs.
- Avoid skin aggravating ingredients at all costs such as alcohol, fragrance etc.
- Use a non-abrasive exfoliator as it will not worsen issues such as dryness or sensitivity but will still help oiliness.
- Multi-masking can also be a great way to combat combination skin. Once a week apply a suitable mask to each area of your face, for example you could use a mud mask on oily areas, a hydrating/nourishing mask on dry/sensitive areas or a radiance mask on normal areas.
- Taking supplements daily such as skin omegas, vitamin A, vitamin C and so on can be extremely beneficial to combination skin types. It is so important to treat the skin on the inside as well as the outside no matter what type of skin you have.
What Ingredients will benefit my Combination Skin Type?
- Anti-Oxidants – These are vital in all skincare routines and are beneficial to all skin types so they are a must for a combination skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid – This is another must as it too is beneficial to all skin types as it helps to hydrate the skin. Moisture is important for all skin types.
- Lactic Acid – This helps to remove dead skin cells and start the skin renewal process but it milder than glycolic acid therefore it is suitable for more sensitive skin types. It is also naturally found within our bodies so it is less likely to cause the skin to react.
- Vitamin A – This is key to ALL healthy skincare regimes. It is beneficial to all skin types and has a list of benefits for the skin. However you can’t use/take it if you are pregnant.
- Vitamin E – This is a natural anti-oxidant and helps to hydrate the skin.
If you use this article in conjunction with my other articles you should have a better understanding of how to properly treat the separate skin types you may have. Combination skin types can be harder for people to manage sometimes rather than just having dry or oily skin so if you are unsure always go to a professional for advice on products and supplements. I hope you’ve acquired some useful knowledge over the past 6 weeks of my skincare blogs and as always if you have any questions, just ask! Ill be back again next week, with what topic yet I’m not sure, but I’ll be here all the same. All my love, SJL X