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Tips to have beautiful combination skin

If you have skin that is oily in the forehead, nose, and chin areas (collectively called the T-zone), and dry in other areas, then you have what is called combination skin. Combination skin calls for a few extra steps in your skin care routine, since you need to treat different areas of the face in different ways. Here follows a simple routine to demonstrate a way that you can deal with combination skin effectively without using a multitude of different products.

Things You Need

You will need a supply of daily care products as well as weekly care products. For daily use, get a non-exfoliating, gentle cleanser, an oil-free moisturizer, an astringent toner, some cotton balls or pads, and some oil-absorbing tissues. For weekly use, you will need a facial clay mask, a moisturizing mask, and an exfoliating cleanser.

What To Do Each Day

Daily, you need to perform your face cleansing routine: First wash with your daily cleanser. Use cool to lukewarm water - not too hot or cold - and rinse with water that’s a similar temperature. Water that’s too hot will aggravate your T-zone and make it oilier. Water that’s too cold will shock the dry areas of your skin. While your skin is still damp, apply your moisturizer to the whole face, focusing on problem dry spots. Then use a cotton ball or pad to apply toner just to areas of the T-zone where you need the most oil control. The toner will suppress oil production to a certain extent, so it will dry out areas that are not overly oily. Finally carry the oil-absorbing tissues for touch-ups during the day.

What To Do Once A Week

Once a week, before you wash your face apply the masks. Use clay mask in your T-zone and moisturizing mask in the dry area. Leave them both on for 5 minutes, or the length of time the manufacturer recommends, then rinse off with warm water. Next use your exfoliating cleanser to gently remove dead skin cells and impurities from your face. Skip the daily cleanser and move on to moisturizer and toner as usual. The mask and exfoliation routine is intended to rebalance the moisture in the different parts of your face; if your products are good quality and used as they are supposed to be, the effects should be long-lasting and make daily care much easier.

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