Dealing With Combination Skin

Published: September 16, 2016

If you have combination skin we don’t have to tell you how frustrating it can be to try to create a skincare routine that works on all of your skin.  Those with combination skin have an added layer thrown into the mix when it comes to taking care of your skin because typically you have places on your skin that are pretty dry, and then other areas that are oily.  You already know that those two skin types have different needs, so how can you deal?  We’re sharing some great tips for dealing with combination skin this fall season.

Choose your skin care products with caution
While this applies to everyone, when you have combination skin you REALLY need to make sure you’re paying attention to the products you’re using.  It’s suggested by experts to avoid things like bar soaps or other harsh soap options for cleansers, and instead stick to something that’s most gentle.  Using a cleanser that’s more gentle will help make sure you’re not causing any additional irritation in the skin, and is actually able to do its job.

Cater to the special needs of your skin
If you find that you have areas of your skin that are pretty oily, and prone to breakouts you’ll want to focus on using skin care products that are made with beta hydroxy acid.  Really understanding your skin and its needs is going to be a huge help in helping you find cleansers and other skin care products that cater to your skin.  In addition, many experts suggest spot-treating with combination skin.  This means using different products on different areas of your face to cater to the needs of that area of your face.  For example, applying a heavier moisturizer to the dry areas of your face and a lightweight option to the oily parts.  This technique can be incredibly helpful to really deal with combination skin and making sure you’re actually using the products on the areas they need.

Don’t forget
Experts have said that exfoliation is especially important to those with combination skin, and as we ease into the fall months.  Because your skin has different needs in different areas of the face, it’s going to likely experience a lot of change and maybe even a little freak out with the weather changing for fall.  Exfoliating your skin helps to open up your pores, really get a deep clean of any dirt or grime that’s in your pores, and get rid of any dead skin cells.  All of these factors play major roles in helping combination skin, ease into the fall months a little more easily.  Finally, STOP touching your face!  It’s a bad habit, so many of us fall into, and we often don’t even realize it.  But touching our face can cause a ton of stress on our skin and add more oil (ahh!).  So try being more aware of whether or not you are touching your face throughout the day, and if you are – STOP IT!

If you have combination skin what helps you the fall?

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