Combination


Combination skin typically means that you experience both dry and oily skin at the same time. This can be especially frustrating because both types need to be treated differently. Oily skin solutions will only exacerbate the dry parts of your skin. While dry skin solutions just make the oily areas oilier. This is one of the most common skin conditions, simply because skin varies from region to region. Many different products have been created to deal with combination skin, though, in reality, the easiest way to help with combination complexions is to isolate the dry zones from the oily areas and treat each separately. 

Women who have combination skin see both dry, flaky patches, and oily, shiny patches. Most often, the nose, forehead, and chin are most prone to oiliness, while the cheeks and lips are prone to dryness. This oily area is often called the t-zone and will see pimples and other blemishes, while the cheeks and lips are dry and flaky. The t-zone's pores simply have more active oil-producing glands, and therefore have more oil, which blocks pores and creates blemishes. Without those same glands, other areas of the face do not have the same oily nature and will become cracked and irritated without proper moisture.  

While the face is the most common area to have combination skin, the entire body may suffer from the same skin type. While the back, for example, may produce too much oil and see the same issues with acne as the t-zone, the upper arms may suffer from chronic dryness. Anywhere that there is a collection of oil glands will become an oily area when you have combination skin, while other areas will be left without any natural moisture at all because the body believes it is producing enough. When Combination skin is most likely to develop after puberty and remain from early adulthood until later stages of life. Some teenagers may experience combinations skin during puberty, and then it will clear up into the early twenties, while some women will see their oily skin type of puberty reduce into combination skin as they continue to age. 

Combination skin is frustrating for women, as the same cleaners and products that work in the t-zone are useless outside of this area, and vice versa. Anything too rich will only worsen acne, and anything too light will leave the skin dry and red. The only way to combat this is to treat each area separately. Using a good, fruit-based cleanser, which removes bacteria and contaminants, with over-drying the skin, is a great place to start. From there, use a heavier moisturizer in dry areas, and a very light one, if any at all, in the t-zone. This will allow the skin to use its natural moisture to nourish the t-zone, without drying out other regions of the face. It may even be beneficial to find a matte makeup for the t-zone and a hydrating one for the cheeks.

Age-defying anti-aging skincare routine for combination skin.

Morning:

Pomegranate Clarifying Cleanser
Pore Perfection Toner
Peptide Eye Serum
Skin Tight & Skin Plumper or Peptide Cocktail
Radiance Moisturizer

Night:

Pomegranate Clarifying Cleanser
Pore Perfection Toner
Peptide Eye Serum
Skin Tight & Skin Plumper or Peptide Cocktail
Radiance Moisturizer

One to two times a week:

Glow-On Anti-aging Exfoliator
Clear Skin Anti-aging Mask

Specific Concerns

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Crows Feet
Dark Circles
Dull Complexion
Expression Lines
Hyperpigmentation
Large Pores
Laugh Lines
Lip Lines
Sagging Neck and Jowl Areas
Under-eye Bags and Puffiness
Wrinkles