WHAT IS COMBINATION SKIN?
Combination skin describes a condition when you have oily skin in some areas of your face and dry skin in others. Usually, the skin has clogged pores in the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin) and normal to dry spots on the cheeks. How can combination skin have such a mix of dry and oily parts in such a small area?
The center of the face produces more sebum than necessary for this skin area to help supply the edge of the face. As a result, the T-zone is more prone to oil and blemishes. But if the pores in the T-zone are clogged, sebum cannot flow and the rest of the face dries out as a result of the lack of sebum reaching these dry areas.
SOME TYPICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF COMBINATION SKIN
OILY & DRY
Combination skin is not a skin type but describes a condition with clogged pores in the T-zone and dry cheeks as a result. It can be a mix of different skin types creating what appears as oily and dry skin.
The appearance of larger pores happens when your pores become blocked by dead skin cells, causing sebum to build up and enlarge your pores. This is common in the skin’s oily patches.
You are no stranger to dry patches and acne breakouts at the same time. While excess oil creates shiny skin in the T-zone, dry patches occur outside of it., such as on the cheeks.
Gentle face wash, anti-microbial care, and oils that absorb quickly into the skin will help nourish and balance out the skin. It’s important to avoid comedogenic care that could clog the pores in the T-zone.
CARING FOR COMBINATION SKIN
The key to getting combination skin in check is to remember that you’re dealing with two different skin types.
1. PRESERVE MOISTURE
Start with a gentle but effective water soluble cleanser. Our hydrating face wash is a great foundation for combination skin as it doesn’t irritate or strip the skin while balancing out moisture. It effectively removes impurities, debris, and makeup without leaving skin feeling tight, dry or greasy.
2. HYDRATATION, HYDRATATION
After washing, apply the hydrating, soothing, and non-irritating herbal-hyaluronic-algae serum booster to the entire face.
It has a healthy amount of skin-replenishing ingredients (and antioxidants) that can help nourish dry skin and
minimize oiliness at the same time.
3. CREATE BALANCE
Layer on our face oil to the dry areas. This will moisturize and hydrate the deep and superficial layers of the skin to gently smooth rough, dry, flaky skin and provide a healthy glow.
4. EXTRA SUPPORT
Apply our rich hydrating and moisturizing cream in a motion away from the oily spots when the dry areas need more support. You can use this rich cream as part of your nighttime routine, during the day and as often as needed.
THE WILD LEAVES
Our skincare ritual consists of:
Step1: Herbal Face Wash
Step 2: Herb-hyaluronic-algae serum
Step 3: Cell Repair Face Oil Serum
Step 4: Elemental Face Cream
Our skincare ritual is great for:
Moisturizing and hydrating
Working with the elements to offer long-lasting skin protection and a glowy complexion