Combination skin type can sometimes feel like a nightmare to control, this quick guide will help you see that it is not as difficult as you think!
The first step is to find a gentle, water soluble cleanser which is either foam or gel based. This cleanser should be used twice a day, so avoid cleansers with irritants such as added fragrance. Try to avoid bar soaps as they often contain chemicals which clog pores.
After using your gentle cleanser, apply toner. Once again, your toner should not contain irritants such as alcohol, methanol, witch hazel or fragrance. Do not wash the toner off after applying.
It is good idea to use a day cream/sun cream during the day, especially if you live in a dry area. Not only will this keep your skin looking fresh and healthy but it will also prevent wrinkles and other sun damage.
Due to the nature of combination skin, you will need to use different products for different areas of your face. A rich creamy moisturizer should be used on the dry skin areas and a lotion moisturizer may be used for the oily areas. A matte finish foundation works best for combination skin, however you must apply primer to the dry areas first.
If you are currently experiencing advanced acne and/or blackheads then we suggest that you use a more advanced facial cleansing routine. The Exposed Skin Care 60 day treatment is our go-to recommended product, as it is suitable for all skin types and we believe it to be the most effective treatment on the market.
Once again, exfoliation works wonders. By using an exfoliating facial wash once a week you can uncover the soft healthy which lies beneath. An exfoliating facial wash with beta hydroxy acid is best for your skin type. As well as exfoliating they also unclog and reduce the size of pores.
As with all skin types we really recommend a clay mask once everyone 1-2 weeks as this is one of the best blackhead removers! Bentonite clay is best for your skin type. If you are still struggling with blackheads then using pore strips once a week can be useful.