Does this describe you? Some days your skin is oily and you need an acne treatment. Some days your skin is so dry that you desperately need a moisturizer for face and neck skin just to be comfortable. And it’s nearly impossible to find a skin cleanser or skin care regimen that meets your combination skin’s unique needs. What’s the key to turning your combination skin into beautiful skin? The key is to use a program that balances skin care products and inclusive health to balance the needs of both of your oily, T-Zone areas and your dryer skin areas.
Antioxidants Improve the Look of Combination Skin
From a topical skin care and combination skin treatment perspective, they key to balanced skin lies in antioxidants. Antioxidants can fight free radicals that cause skin damage that includes excess oil production as well as skin’s dry patches. You’ll also want to look for a combination skin care program that naturally exfoliates the skin. Ensuring that the dry skin cells fall away to reveal softer, smoother skin as well as to avoid clogged pores in your oily areas is essential for clear and perfect combination skin. Murad recommends Vitalic, a skin care line designed specifically for combination skin with pomegranate extract to provide antioxidants and encourage exfoliation.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Whether you’re skin is dry, acne prone or a combination skin type, a healthy diet of drinking and eating your water is essential for clear and beautiful skin. Being properly hydrated not only keeps your skin moist to reduce the flaking and irritability that can come in the dry patches but also helps to balance oil production as well. If you haven’t read Dr. Murad’s book, The Water Secret, yet, it features great techniques for properly hydrating and using water as an integral part of your combination skin care routine.
Of course, using an overall inclusive health care approach to skin care can turn combination skin to perfect skin as well. Keep an antioxidant-rich diet, ensure you’re following proper sleeping habits and live a stress-free lifestyle. Beautiful skin, combination or otherwise, happens from the inside out.