The recent influx of question on combination skincare has led to the creation of yet another, what to do article. If you think that you're the only one with a face that's partly oily and partly dry, think again. You've got combination skin and there are several ways to care for you skin without damaging other parts of it.
- Cleanse: Use a mild cleanser on your entire face up to twice a day.
- Moisturize: Use a good moisturizer on the dry areas only.
- Balance: Look for toning products that normalize your skin, such as those that contain alpha hydroxy acids or the vitamin A derivative retinols.
- Control: Use oil-absorbing makeup on oily areas to control shine.
- Protect: Use a sunscreen daily (mimimum SPF 15).
Skincare Regime: The best skincare line for those you you with combination skin is Repechage. They've formulated a simple, yet effective line of products for those suffering with combination skin. The T-Zone Cleanser, Toner & Moisturizer are absolutely fabulous. They really do a great job balancing out the skin. For the occasional blemish, nothing else will do, but the Clear Cleansing Drying Lotion.
Makeup Lesson: Without a doubt, Urban Apothecary's new Supernatural Mineral Powder is hands-down, the best foundation for those with combination skin. It's an amazing foundation/powder in one with buildable coverage- that's absolutely great for your skin! Think miracle multi-tasker. Powder. Foundation. Concealer. Sunscreen. SPF 8. We invite you to experience the Supernatural phenomena.
To cover any blemishes or redness you'll need to use a concealer. Urban Apothecary's Undercover Concealer is yellow based, so it matches almost every skin tone. The trick is to perfect coverage is to mix a dab of foundation with the concealer and apply with a brush. Fingers do not apply with even coverage. They also harbor bacteria, so use a brush! Most people tend to apply concealer first. By applying it last, it gives you extra control and more polished look. Finish with a light dusting of Supernatural Mineral Powder to set the concealer.