Care for combination skin
Combination skin is characterized by the enhanced production of sebum in the forehead, nose and chin, the so-called T-zone (usually the skin in this area has a greasy Shine, enlarged pores and acne lesions), and normal, and often dry skin on the cheeks, prone to peeling and early signs of aging. That is why the care for combination skin should be based on the use of funds, which would combine the components, suitable for both skin types. Otherwise, care should simultaneously apply remedies for oily and dry or normal skin. This type of skin can have uneven tone.
The main reason for the occurrence of this type of skin is the large number of sebaceous glands in the T-zone and their practical absence in the cheeks. Excessive amounts of sebum covers the skin with a greasy film. The culprit of increased sebum is the male hormone testosterone, which stimulates the sebaceous glands. Typically, combination skin is inherent in young girls and young women. After thirty years, this skin type will change, in most cases in the direction of the normal skin, as in areas of high sebum, this process is normalized.
Caring for combination skin.
Purification. The purification procedure is essential for any skin type and for oily skin it should be thorough. Twice a day you should wash your face with a special gel or foam cleanser appropriate for the skin type or normal type. The product is applied to damp skin, gently massage, paying particular attention the T-zone, and rinse with cool water. It is important to know what to wash in hot or warm water in this type of leather is not recommended as this occurs the pores and dry the skin of the cheeks. When wash facilities with T-zones you can use the sponge, it will give a light peeling effect. After cleansing, the skin needs toning, which in this case should be carried out using a mattifying tonic for combination or normal skin. If in T-area are inflammation, you can gently wipe it in order to disinfect soaked in toilet water with alcohol with a cotton pad.
Peeling. Twice a week, combination skin in need of exfoliation, which is carried out should be using scrubs or cleansing soap. This kind of cosmetic means perfectly eliminates the old layer of cells. In addition, the use of these funds contributes to reducing the production of sebum in the Central area of the face. Therefore, when you use scrubs and gommage should be more attention paid to the areas of the forehead, chin and nose (at least three minutes). But regarding the cheeks, the skin which are dry and sensitive, exfoliation should be carried out very carefully and not for long (not more minutes). It should be noted that the most suitable time for peeling is the evening, because after such a procedure to get on the air is not recommended, as the skin there is a huge number of micro trauma that can cause infections in the air.
The most effective scrub, home-cooked, is considered a scrub of oatmeal or black bread, which cleans the areas oily skin, and also softens and moisturizes normal or dry skin. The use of this scrub in addition that greatly improves the skin condition, still gives the opportunity not to get differentiated grooming. To prepare this scrub you need to mix a Cup of oatmeal "Hercules" or crumb of black bread, slightly dried, minced with a tablespoon of baking soda or borax, and the same amount of salt and sour milk. This mixture may be placed in a glass dish with a lid and store. This scrub, apply to wet face and massage to cleanse the face until the paste becomes easy to glide over the skin. After this scrub can be washed off.
Steam baths. A couple times a month for oily skin is useful to make the steam bath is best before bedtime. This procedure will open and cleanse pores of impurities. For this type of skin, steam baths are best done with lemon or cranberries. They are well fortified with vitamins and tone the skin in different areas. On two liters of water should take half lemon and half Cup of cranberries. Need the lemon, mince, cranberry crush until smooth, mix, fold this mixture in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Before do such bath the skin of the cheeks, eyelids and temples lightly grease with a fat cream. Need to lean over the steam, covering the head with a towel. The procedure lasts 10-15 minutes. After this procedure the skin is best prepared for further deep cleansing.
Mask for combination skin.
Care of any skin type will not be complete without the use of cosmetic masks. Masks are considered the most effective cosmetics, is the best time for which 9-11 p.m., because at this moment, our skin is more intensively absorbs applied substances. Combination skin is useful to use a natural mask, massage and compresses of herbs, masks, body wraps, masks-lifting. The mask should be done at least once a week.
Mix two teaspoons of yeast with three teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide (3%) until a homogeneous mass. The resulting mixture apply on face in a thin layer and lightly massage into skin. After 10-15 minutes, the mask should be removed with a cotton swab moistened in warm infusion of tea. There is another recipe: mix two teaspoons of yeast with half a teaspoon of Flaxseed oil and a small amount of honey. The resulting mixture was poured into a dish and put it in hot water. After the first signs of fermentation can be applied to the skin, pre-lubricated with cream, except the area around the eyes and mouth. After 15 minutes the mask should be washed off with warm water.
Mix two tablespoons of semolina, one egg white. The resulting mass apply on face and wash off after 15-20 minutes.
Mash in the mortar of berries of red or black grapes, add to this mass of fat-free yogurt or kefir. The resulting mask apply on face and leave for twenty minutes and then remove with a cotton disk soaked in warm green or black tea. This mask effectively cleanses the skin and tightens pores at the same time.
A hydrating mask.
Take any berry puree (1 tbsp) and grind with a tablespoon of cottage cheese. The resulting mixture was put on face and leave for 15 minutes, then rinse.
RUB on a small grater medium-sized carrot and mix with beaten egg whites and two teaspoons of your night cream. This mixture apply on face and wash off after 15 minutes with warm water.
Grind the white yolk of one egg and mix with two teaspoons of vegetable oil, half teaspoon of Apple juice with the same amount of honey or nourishing cream. Add all the ingredients gradually. The mask should be applied on wet skin, two times with an interval of 5-7 minutes.
Take two tablespoons of fat cottage cheese, add a spoonful of warm milk or cream, salt on the tip of a knife and spoon warm vegetable oil. All carefully mix and apply on skin for 15 minutes.
A refreshing mask.
To teaspoonful of aloe juice, add egg yolk and apply the mixture on the face and neck. Apply three layers, each in three minutes. After half an hour wash off the mask with warm water.
Take any of these herbs (dandelion, plantain, chamomile flowers, nettle or mint) and cook it with the help of a mortar slurry, it should add a bit of water. The resulting mixture was mixed with honey in equal proportions and apply on face, after 15-20 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature.
Packs for combination skin.
Hot and cold compresses are beneficial to the condition of combination skin. Before cleaning or masks applied hot compresses, and cold – after these procedures, they soothe the skin and tightens the pores. Hot compresses are overlaid all over the face, and the cold - only to greasy and porous areas. Alternate application of hot and cold compresses very well affect the skin. But they are already applied all over the face. Compresses have a moisturizing effect on the skin, maintain water balance and contribute to the improvement of metabolic processes in the skin.
Hydration (food) skin.
In the morning, after cleansing, skin needs moisture and protection. Therefore, you should apply a moisturizing cream, both for dry and oily skin. Better if this cream would contain sun-protection filters, especially in the summer time. Of course, this procedure is slightly longer, but after a couple days of use the result is obvious. You should first put on all the moisturizer (for oily and inflamed skin) or gel, and then on the cheeks to apply a day cream. You can use a product specifically designed for combination skin, only the effectiveness of bude is much lower than in case of simultaneous use of two types of creams.
In the evening on the cheeks apply the night cream on cleansed and toned skin with light patting movements. T-zone is supplied by fat, so apply the cream no need. If on the forehead, nose or chin appeared acne rash, apply a cream based on salicylic acid or chamomile.
If you can't do without makeup, you will have to abandon the use of powders, preference should be given to a light mousse and blush for cheeks, cream based.
Treatment for dry eyelid skin.
Combination skin is also dry eyelid skin. This explains the earlier appearance of wrinkles and the so-called "crow's feet". In order to slow down the process of their formation it is necessary to use moisturizing products designed specifically for the skin. This cream should be applied with light effleurage movements twice a day, morning and evening.
To maintain youthful skin around the eyes you can use different masks. For example, melt in a water bath a mixture of a tablespoon of honey, same amount of flour and whisk one protein. The resulting mixture is applied to the eye area after 15 minutes rinse with warm water. This mask should be done every day for a month. During this time the skin is smoothed, wrinkles are visibly reduced.
You can also use this effective method: pour a glass of boiling water teaspoon of chamomile (dill or sage) and leave to draw for 10 minutes under the lid. Then, the resulting infusion is necessary to drain and divide into two parts. One part cool, and different, on the contrary, to warm up. Forever be alternately cast then hot, then cold compress. To do this procedure is recommended in a month and a half in a day. Regularity and consistency of the procedure contributes to the smoothness and moisture of the skin.
The herb is also effective for combination skin. For example, dilute the juice of plantain with boiled water in the ratio 1:1. Such a composition daily to wipe the face morning and evening. Infusion of chamomile (1:10) are also useful for wiping the face during the day.