5 products for combination skin you should start using now!
Combination skin is one of the most complexes to treat because every action has to be balanced: you should purify and moisturise at the same time. Fortunately, many Korean products perform this double action, and, today, we reveal the best products for combination skin.
What is combination skin?
This type of skin has a mix of characteristics similar to those of oily skin and dry skin. Combination skin has a different hydrolipid film depending on the areas of the face. Usually, the areas affected by the typical phenomena of oily skin are located in the so-called T zone: forehead, nose and chin. At the same time, dry skin involves cheeks, neck, lip contour and eye contour. It is as if the sebaceous glands wanted to compensate for the dryness of some areas producing excess sebum in others.
As we have seen for oily skin, combination skin depends mainly on genetic factors because it is not uncommon for members of the same family to have the same problem.
Another cause may be the 5-alpha reductase enzyme present in large quantities in some areas and not in others.
A further cause of the excessive dryness typical of combination skin can be traced to the use of too aggressive products with high pH.
5 products for combination skin
Here are the best products for combination skin. All contain natural ingredients for most of their composition.
1) Detergent with low pH
The ideal detergent for mixed skin should have a low pH not to irritate the skin and prevent dryness. At the same time, it cleans thoroughly, so it eliminates excess sebum. We recommend Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Cleanser Gel that you can use daily thanks to the low pH close to the epidermis one (5.0 – 6.0).
2) Refreshing peeling
The beauty routine from Korea provides an exfoliating peeling every day. We think that this action may be even less frequent for reasons of time. However, it is essential to exfoliate the skin to remove impurities. The peeling that we recommend for mixed skin is Neogen, Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon, which, thanks to the botanical ingredients and its rich composition of vitamin C, revives, purifies and makes the inhomogeneous skin compact.
3) Purifying toner
After cleansing and/or make-up, it is essential to use a purifying but not aggressive toner. Where to find it? Her calendula toner, Real Flower Cleansing Water, gives Neogen’s answer, which can be used either as a detergent, as micellar water or as a toner after cleansing: a unique 2-in-1 product. Its main action is to purify the epidermis and regulate oily skin while moisturising, which is why it is one of the best products for mixed skin.
4) Illuminating mask
The masks are helpful to improve complexion, especially Innisfree Rice Mask; in 10-20 minutes, you will get:
- purified skin and cleaned by excess sebum
- lightened and rejuvenated skin
- compact and radiant skin
- more elastic skin.
So this mask, besides having purifying properties, it also helps dry and dull skin.
5) Moisturising face cream
Unlike what you might think, both oily and dry skin needs hydration, so the ideal face cream to use every day should moisturise and not grease. The perfect solution is Ultra-Moisturising Lotion by Cosrx. 70% of this prodigy lotion is made up of birch sap, the beauty secret of members of royal families and celebrities! This ingredient penetrates deeply and regenerates the epidermis. Moreover, it is oil-free, that is, without oil, so it does not create a shiny effect.
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