natural care for combination skin type

Natural Care For Combination Skin Type

A combination skin type is characterized by dry cheeks and oily T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin. For this skin type, it is important to carefully choose skin care products as dry areas need moisture and oily areas need to be cleaned with oil-free products. Mostly in combination skin pimples occur in T-Zone.

The reason for this type of skin can be genetic, cosmetic chemicals and poor diet. Being not aware of the skin care products you use can make a normal skin, combination, or oily.

For combination skin type, it is best to use natural ingredients that provide moisture and hydration gently without irritating dry sensitive areas of the face and the nutrients soothe dry skin without clogging pores in the oily areas.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF COMBINATION SKIN

  • Drink 8 to10 glasses of water every day to keep hydrated. Coconut water is good for hydration along with potassium, minerals, and electrolytes.
  • Quit smoking and cut down on tea, coffee, alcohol, processed food, and junk food.
  • Eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies.
  • Use mineral-rich makeup especially made for combination skin type.
  • Workout day in and day out to bring blood flow to your skin.
  • Avoid stress.
  • Clean and moisturize using light products that clean oily areas and hydrate dry areas.
  • Apply a toner only on oily areas.

NATURAL INGREDIENTS FOR COMBINATION SKIN

  • Honey
  • oatmeal
  • Cucumbers
  • Clay
  • Papaya
  • Rose water
  • Green tea
  • Milk
  • Glycerin
  • Olive and sweet almond oil
  • Aloe vera
  • Egg whites
  • Essential oils such as Geranium, Rosewood, Ylang-ylang.

FACE MASK FOR COMBINATION SKIN

Oatmeal mask.

  • Oatmeal mask is perfect for all skin types even the sensitive ones. Take one tablespoon of oatmeal and add enough water to make a paste. Apply on clean face. Leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.

Tip: Add rose water or cooled down green tea for more benefits. This mask will nourish areas with nutrients and absorb excess oil from oily T-zone.

Clay mask 

Choose any type of clay from fuller’s earth, Moroccan (red clay), or Bentonite clay to make a mask. Take two tablespoons of your favorite clay in separate bowls; add few drops of water, green tea, rose water, or apple cider vinegar to make a fine paste. Use this mask only on the nose, chin, and forehead areas to absorb extra oil and shrink pores. In another bowl, mix clay with honey, glycerin, sweet almond oil, or olive oil for dry areas to give your skin the hydration and nourishment it needs. Let it stay for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Apply a moisturizer.

Egg White Mask

Egg white contains some protein and vitamins for nourishing the skin and tightening by shrinking pores. Just separate an egg white from the egg yolk. Beat the egg white and pour few drops of olive or sweet almond oil. Apply on a clean face. Wash it off after the mask dries. Then, apply a moisturizer.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is rich in antiseptic and antioxidant properties that nourish and cures dry skin. It absorbs oil, prevents blackheads, and pimples. Just apply fresh aloe vera gel from the plant on a clean face and wash after 30 minutes or add lemon juice, rose water, egg white, or orange juice for better effects.

Papaya Mask

We get a lot of vitamin A and C from papayas. Mash a ripe papaya and apply on your face for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water afterward. Your skin will feel even softer and more nourished. Add some organic honey for extra hydration. Similarly, you can use any fruit pulps such as banana, strawberries, apple, and avocado. Along with fruit masks, add these delicious fruits to your diet to have a beautiful skin from within!

Glycerin, Rose Water, and Lemon Juice 

  • Glycerin locks in moisture and hydrates your skin. Rose water works as an astringent and controls excess oil. Lemon water combats bacteria, removes blackheads, and blemishes. Mix glycerin rose water and lemon juice equally. Put in a clean spray bottle. Apply daily on your face with a cotton ball. You can leave it overnight or for few hours. Wash with warm water.

MILK

Milk contains lactic acid that makes it a great cleanser and the essential fatty acids provide moisturizing for dry cheeks. Warm 3 to 4 tablespoons of full cream milk (you can also use reduced fat milk) with a cotton ball. Apply the mixture to the face. Then wash after 10 minutes.

Tip: Add few drops of lemon for better cleansing.

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