Do you have a hard time picking products for you skin? Do you notice larger pores on your nose but drier patches on your cheeks? How can this be? If your skin is fickle and can’t decide if it’s oily or dry, you probably have combination skin. It’s time for our second installment of the Skin Profiles and today we are examining combination skin!
If you have combination skin you will have a mix of skin characteristics of both oily and dry skin types. Typically those with combination skin tend to be more oiler through their t-zone area, which includes the forehead, nose and chin. These oily areas are known to be more prone to breakouts and can appear shiny or greasy. But those with combination skin may also have dry areas scattered through their complexion. The drier areas can be known to be flaky and can sometimes feel tight and irritated after cleansing. This skin type can simply be caused by your genetics or can be developed by using skin care products that are not suited for you. Some products could potentially trigger oil production on one area of your skin but dry out another at the same time. So how are you going to care for your combination skin? Well, you will need to target different conditions simultaneously and bring balance to your complexion!
The T-Zone® Balance Cleansing Complex is the ideal start to your skin care routine, as it is known to gently wash while still purifying to help cleanse away oils on the oily portions of your skin. This cleanser is formulated with St. John’s Wort which is known to help purify, soothe and balance skin, aiding in providing a wonderful cleanse without over drying skin or stimulating oil production where it is not needed. After cleansing, applying a facial toner is very important for all skin types, but it is especially important for combination skin as toner helps balance and restore the pH level of skin, which is exactly what the T-Zone® Balance Toning Complex does. Continuing to balance, it contains green and white teas that are known to help calm and provide anti-inflammatory properties, targeting any areas that make be irritated from dryness.
Once your skin is feeling refreshed from cleansing and toning you’ll be ready for your moisturizer! Finding the right moisturizer for combination skin can be tricky as you won’t want a product that will leave the oilier areas of your face looking greasy but you also don’t want to skip on hydrating the dry areas. The T-Zone® Balance Moisturizing Complex brings you a formulation that is able to hydrate and moisturize tailored to your needs! It is light enough to be applied to your oily areas but contains Sodium PCA, which is known to help bind moisture cells and is actually part of the natural moisturizing factor (NMF), which are ingredients that are known to help restore your natural moisture level to your skin. And to even further help your skin become more even toned, this moisturizer contains lactic acid, which is known to help lightly exfoliate both flaky skin and oily skin to create a smoother looking appearance.
Taking your skin from combination to fabulously balanced is completely obtainable with the right beauty regimen! Using the T-Zone® Balance Collection will help tame your skin’s confusing ways and have your skin looking it’s best!
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