Combination skin is defined by a combination of dry and oily patches on your face and other areas of your body. A tell-tale sign of combination skin is an oily t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and dry cheeks and hairline.
Hormones are one of the primary factors to consider when attempting to identify the cause of your combination skin. Why? Your body may be reacting to a high amount of testosterone production by perceiving it as too much oil. Additionally, the products you use may contain harsh ingredients that irritate your skin or dry out some areas of your face and trigger oil production in other sections, specifically the t-zone.
You may also be valid in attributing your combination skin to your parents, as genetics play a role in oil production, or lack thereof. Each individual has varying sizes of sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing sebum (the oily substance your body produces). If overactive sebaceous glands run in your family, combination skin is likely inevitable.
Combination skin is also exacerbated during certain times of the year. For example, you may experience oily skin in the summer and a dryer, more flaky complexion in the winter when the cold strips your skin of its natural oils and central heating, hot showers and baths can all dry your skin out.
Once you’ve identified your skin as the combination type, you can begin implementing a skincare routine to help you manage it. Some steps to take include:
incorporating SkinRenewal treatments along with your skincare regime is an efficient way to improve your complexion.
The best treatments for combination skin:
SkinRenewal Bespoke Facial - Customised to your skin needs
SkinRenewal Teenage Facial
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