The Classic Signs Of Combination Skin
Testing your skin at home is an easy way to decipher what skin type you are dealing with, and we find the face wash experiment is pretty foolproof. Simply wash your face clean of any product or make-up and leave it for an hour. If you find that some areas are drier than others, specifically your jawline or cheek area but your nose and forehead feel oily to the touch, this is a classic indicator of combination skin. Hormonal spikes will also emphasise these symptoms, creating larger pores to make up for excess oil production that tends to appear across your t-zone and chin; it will also intensify any redness appearing where the skin is dry.
When choosing a face moisturiser most suitable for combination skin, look for hyaluronic acid on the label; it is a critical ingredient that will help with hydration and overall protection. The Retreatment Botanics Light Hydrating Moisturiser will nourish your dry, sensitive areas but won’t overload your pores or increase any oil production, alongside organic Native Davidson plum, banksia flower and olive leaf that will soothe any irritations or outbreaks. Follow similar rules with a serum, opt for a lighter consistency; a water-based formula can often agree better with combination skin. The Scout Cosmetics Skin Perfecting Radiance Gel is excellent for your pm regime; it can be used as a treatment or even as a sleep mask. Infused with Vitamin C, liquorice and aloe vera extract, this serum encourages your skin to regenerate new cells, giving you a fresh, radiant look whilst helping to control pigmentation. Always wear Vitamin C in conjunction with sunscreen to protect from UV rays and any environmental damage.