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How to treat combination skin?

Come trattare una pelle mista?

A combination skin is a very particular type of skin that presents and alternates very dry areas with other very oily ones. Generally the fattest areas are located in the so-called T-zone, formed by the chin, nose and forehead.

Let's see together three very useful actions to treat combination skin in an optimal way.

To observe

The treatment of combination skin can only start from observing the areas of one's face. What is the predominant component? Oiliness or dryness?

A good solution is to start from this question and then go and determine which routine to adopt: if your skin tends to be more oily than dry, it is better to prefer treatments that counteract the excessive production of sebum, containing for example lemon and mallow; if, on the other hand, your skin is mainly dry, it is better to apply products capable of deeply moisturizing the skin.

The more meticulous can also choose to treat each area of the face with specific products based on its specificities: matting products to be applied only on the T-zone and moisturizing products in the other areas of the face.   

Exfoliate

Combination skins are often also dull or gray in color. For this reason it is important to go and perform an exfoliating treatment once a week to achieve cell renewal. An exfoliating treatment also allows you to deeply cleanse the pores of the skin from all impurities and dirt residues that can inevitably be collected inside them.

 

Anti-acne and hydration treatments

There are various treatments on the market or do-it-yourself that can be used to treat or prevent the formation of pimples and impurities in the T area.These treatments can only be applied to the limited area to prevent the rest of the skin from undergoing a treatment of he doesn't really need.

Some ingredients that can be applied topically to defeat impurities are:

  • Sodium bicarbonate, capable of counteracting and reducing inflammation linked to the appearance of spots and pimples;
  • lemon juice, which has antibacterial and astringent properties;
  • aloe, with effective emollient properties, therefore able to counteract redness and discoloration of the skin

It should not be forgotten that hydration is also important for this type of skin. Applying a light but effective cream is essential to help restore the right sebum production even in the areas most subject to impurities.

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