Does your face have a split personality? Do you find that your skin is oily and shiny around your nose, forehead, and chin, but also dry and flaky on your cheeks and under your eyes?
If this is you then don’t despair because guess what? You have the most common skin type - combination skin. Now, this can be a little tricky to work out how and what to treat since different parts of the face have different needs. The key is to balance what the oily area needs and what the dry area needs.
So, with a few specific skin care tips, it is possible to create a routine that will cater to all of your skin’s multiple personalities.
Let's start with a gentle cleanser. During the day your skin is covered with impurities, dirt and excess oil. Societe Pure Every Day Cleanser will help wash them away without over-drying your cheeks while mattifying your oily T-Zone.
Next up is PCA Pore Refining Treatment. Use 1-2 times per week to remove any dead skin build-up from the surface of the skin. This powerful exfoliant uses three methods of exfoliation for dramatically smoother and softer skin while absorbing excess oil and impurities.
Apply a moisturiser. This can be a tricky one for combination skin as your skin still needs hydration but without the extra slick on your T-Zone. A great go-to is Dermalogicas Active Moist. This oil-free, lightweight moisturiser in a sheer, easy-to-apply formula helps hydrate combination skin. It contains Silk Amino Acids and a unique combination of plant extracts that help improve skin texture and combat surface dehydration.
Lastly SPF. This is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. ASAP Moisturising daily defence SPF50 is a perfect 2 in 1 moisturiser and SPF if you are pressed for time and you don't want to apply a separate moisturiser and sunscreen.
If you need help or advice about your skincare concerns or goals, we would love to help you. Reach out to us via our complimentary online skin consultation, online FACE to FACE consultation or call us on 1300 30 25 35.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Susan is one of our Senior Skin Experts and has a serious passion for making sure that everyone has the right product and regimen for their individual skin. Being in the industry for 30 years, Susan has seen significant change in the cosmeceutical industry and loves learning about how these new developments can help her clients get amazing results. As a mum of two dynamic daughters, Susan understands the demands of life and being able to get the maximum results for minimum time