Try to cleanse with a cleanser formulated to cut down on sebum production and use a moisturiser on your dry areas. Try exfoliating the face with a warm washcloth or muslin square once to twice a week. This will help to break down oils and remove dead skin cells.
Go for a basic skincare routine…. In the summer, wash with a cleanser formulated for oily skin. In the winter use one that’s formulated for normal to dry skin. Be sure to cleanse the skin thoroughly at night and rinse off with warm water in the morning so you’re not over-cleansing the skin. Over cleansing can cause the skin to over produce oil.
Always use a toner on the oilier areas of your face but be sure to avoid one that is too astringent. Toners are great for removing remaining sebum and cleansing residue on the skin. You can also find a toner that acts as a mattifier and reduces the look of shine on the skin.
Moisturise your dry spots well with a light, oil-free moisturiser. Skip your oilier areas throughout the summer. Throughout the winter you can moisturise the whole face with a heavier, richer formulation that’s designed for combination skin.
Be sure to try and exfoliate twice a week with a gentle facial scrub. Check the label and make sure it’s designed for combination skin. These products designed for combination skins will contain ingredients that will be suitable for targeted treatment so you must be sure it is suitable for your skin type.
If you tend to suffer from breakouts, an astringent may help but be careful to use it only on your problem spots and avoid your dry areas. You can also use your toner for this; these can be too drying for other skin types. Again, ensure not to use over the drier areas of the face.
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