Combination skin is one of the most complex to treat because every action has to be balanced: you should purify and moisturise at the same time. Fortunately, there are many Korean products that perform this double action, in fact, 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 those of 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. While 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, also combination skin depends largely 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 that is 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 in the use of products that are too aggressive 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 to use for mixed skin should have a low pH so it doesn't 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 can be used daily thanks to the low pH close to the epidermis one (5.0 - 6.0).
2) Refreshing peeling
The Korean beauty routine provides an exfoliating peeling every day, we think that for reasons of time this action may be even less frequent. However, it is important 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 is important to use a purifying but not aggressive toner, where to find it? Neogen's answer is given by her calendula toner, Real Flower Cleansing Water, which can be used either as a detergent, as micellar water or as a toner after cleansing: a special 2-in-1 product. Its main action is to purify the epidermis and regulate oily skin, at the same time moisturises, which is why it is one of the best products for mixed skin.
4) Illuminating mask
The masks really 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 need 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 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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