Understanding your skin type should be the first step in your skincare routine. There are different types of skin that require different kinds of care. In this article, we will be focusing on the Combination Skin Type.
What is combination skin?
Your skin can have different textures and levels of dryness in different areas. A combination of oily and dry skin types is essentially called combination skin. Most people with combination skin have dry cheeks and an oily T-Zone (the area from your forehead to the nose). The other areas would be normal.
The combination skin’s condition is highly subjective to the changing seasons. The skin may feel oily in summers and dry in winters. The sebaceous glands in the T-zone will be very active, thus making it look shiny and oily.
There are two types of combination skin.
- Dry-Combination Skin: It is characterized by an oily T-zone and dry cheeks. The sebaceous glands will produce more sebum in the T-zone than in the other parts of the face making it dry. Besides, when your skin is dry, the sebaceous glands will produce excess oil to keep it hydrated, thus leaving an oily forehead and nose bridge. Nevertheless, your cheeks will still remain dry
- Normal-Combination Skin: It is characterized by an oily T-zone but with normal skin on your cheeks. Other than the T-zone, the skin on the rest of the face will neither be dry nor oily.
Let us now understand Combination skin in detail and how to take care of it.
What causes combination skin?
A few possible causes for having combination skin are:
- Genetics: If your parents or your immediate family members possess combination skin, it is highly likely that you may have acquired it from them. Genetics plays an influential role in deciding your skin type.
- Products: Most often the products you use will influence your skin type. It may either make or break your skin. Using harsh products on your face will wear out the essential oils and make your face dry. It will aggravate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, leaving your T-zone to appear greasy. It is highly recommended that you use natural skin care products that suit your skin.
How can you take care of combination skin?
Maintaining combination skin is possible if and only if you follow the right skin care regimen. And as you already know, the foundation for maintaining healthy skin lies in its balance. For combination skin, it is highly mandatory that you moisturize the dry area and soften the oily zone.
The dry area and the oily space require an equal amount of effort in managing because any area left unnoticed will damage your skin further and ruin the overall texture of the skin on your face. The dry area will make leave irritated and flaky skin, while the oily area will clog the pores and excite breakouts.
At Deyga, we highly recommend you to follow the natural skincare regimen that will help you in maintaining the overall goodness of your skin. Having combination skin is quite tricky as you need to treat two kinds of skin and so, the products you use must highly benefit your skin, and what better than 100% natural products.
So, what is good for combination skin?
Tip #1: Stick to the right skincare routine
Cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and moisturizing must be a daily routine in order to maintain healthy combination skin.
Step #1. Cleanse
Use Deyga’s charcoal super cleanser combo to give your face the perfect care it requires. It helps to maintain your skin’s pH levels and keeps the essential oils in your face intact. The 100% natural charcoal cleanser will revitalize, refresh, and give your skin a glowing complexion. It will remove the grime from within by not disturbing the natural oils and will help in unclogging the pores.
Tip #2: Do not opt for oil-based products
Since combination skin is already oily in the T-zone, you must ensure to select products that do not possess any oil content in them. Using oily products will only worsen your T-zone leading to breakouts and clogging the pores.
Step #2: Select the right toner
Choose your toner carefully.
The toner you choose must be strictly free of alcohol and other harmful products as they can dry up your skin, wearing out the natural moisture. And this, in turn, will stimulate your sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. The toner you choose must refresh your skin. Tea tree facial toner, rose water toner, basil toner, etc. from Deyga are best recommended for combination skin.
Step #3: Moisturize often
Opt for a liquid-based moisturizer for your T-zone and cream-based ones for your cheeks and other dry areas on your face.
Step #4: Shield your skin with Sunscreen SPF 20 or SPF 30
If you are stepping out, SPF is mandatory. Using an SPF will block clogged pores and helps to retain the moisture present in your face. It works wonders for combination skin.
Tip #3: Purchase blotting paper
You can use blotting paper to absorb excess sebum on your face. Blotting papers will remove the greasy effect from your face and make it look shiny. Remember to not rub them on your skin as it will remove natural oils from your face.
Step #5: Exfoliate regularly
Exfoliation is vital for any skincare. It removes dead skin cells and harmful grime on your face. It gives a smoother finish to the skin and gives an instant glow. Exfoliate regularly but not too often. Use Face and Body Exfoliator from Deyga to revitalize, refresh, and give a natural glow to your skin.
Combination skin is certainly a challenge that you need to cope with. Settling on the right products can be tricky, and the safe bet is always to rely on products that are genuinely handcrafted, made from natural items without any artificial additions. Deyga’s products are handcrafted and formulated with 100% natural elements, recommended for every skin type.