-Combination skin is oily and dry skin that produces blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and shiny and oily skin.
-Dry skin becomes worse during the cold season so it’s helpful to moisturize more when it’s cold. It’s beneficial to consume lots of water or some form of liquid.
-Hydrosols can provide moisture without drying skin or clogging pores. Some hydrosols that are recommended for combination skin have astringent qualities which are beneficial for oily skin but not so much for dry skin. You may find that hydrosols noted for being useful for combination skin may act more so as an astringent.
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Hydrosols for Combination Skin
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REASON TO EXFOLIATE:
The skin is constantly growing new skin cells at the lower layer (the dermis) and sending them to the surface (the epidermis). This cell turnover slows down as we grow older and the skin becomes dry looking or dull. Exfoliation removes the old cells revealing the younger skin cells.
COMMON EXFOLIATING INGREDIENTS:
-malic acid and salicylic acid
EXFOLIATING INGREDIENTS PER SKIN TYPE:
Oily skin: poppy seeds, salicylic acid, glycolic acid
Acne prone: salicylic acid , alpha hydroxy acids, retinoids, chemical peels
Combination Skin: rice powder, corn flour
Sensitive skin: oatmeal (grind up the flakes), yogurt (latic acid), butter milk (latic acid)
Natural Exfoliants/Simple Things to Promote Healthy Skin
Natural Exfoliants for Oily Skin