Caring for combination skin can be a headache. With both oily and dry skin to consider, it can be difficult to find products that address both of these needs and don’t aggravate either of these conditions. However, with a little balance you can create a skincare regimen that alleviates both the excess oil and the dryness, and gives you a smooth, radiant complexion. The following tips will help you make the most of your skin and bring out its natural beauty.
Be Gentle on Your Skin
You may have tempted to use strong products to address your oily skin, or to scrub your skin to get rid of the excess oil. However, this can irritate your skin and actually cause it to produce even more oil. Avoid harsh cleansers and if you exfoliate, stick to gentle scrubs, like Mill Creek Botanicals Wild Oats Scrub. Wild Oats Scrub exfoliates skin naturally with honey, comfrey, vitamin E and oats. It helps remove dead skin cells and black heads. You might think something stronger will work better, but this usually isn’t the case.
A toner or astringent can help balance your skin’s pH levels to keep it glowing. Plus, it can tighten the pores on the oily parts of your face to prevent shine, excess oiliness and breakouts. It’s also good for the normal or dry sections of your face as well, especially if you use one that’s water- or glycerin-based, as these can help skin retain its moisture. Try DuBarry Skin Firming Lotion, which is actually an invigorating astringent-toner to help clean and tighten enlarged pores, condition and beautify your skin.
Use a Face Mask Regularly
Use a face mask once a week all over your face to improve the look and health of both the oily and dry parts of your skin. The right kind of face mask can both exfoliate the oily sections and nourish the dry sections, but you can also use separate formulations on each area. Mud masks are an ideal choice, as they draw out impurities without irritating skin.
Count on Beauty Universe for all the products you need to keep your combination skin clear and glowing, including products for both oily and dry skin. Choose from a large selection of cleansers, moisturizers and other products that can keep your skin looking its best.
DuBarry Skin Freshener Lotion$11.00
DuBarry Skin Firming Lotion$12.00
Earth Kiss Kombucha & Charcoal Exfoliating Clay Mask$3.99
Earth Kiss Kombucha & Turmeric Detoxifying Clay Mask$3.99
Earth Kiss Bamboo Charcoal & Walnut Exfoliating Clay Mask$3.99
Acure Radically Rejuvenating Witch Hazel Toner$11.70