Hey everyone! Hope you are liking the NATURAL SKINCARE ESSENTIALS series. Today i am excited to share with you the next skin type that is COMBINATION SKIN TYPE and ‘What are all the skincare essentials for you?’
- This type of skin is very common and not easy to treat.
- You have oily T-Zone with open pores and slight oilness in theses areas.
- Mostly prone to spots, blackheads and clogged pores.
- The throat, cheeks and eye areas are very dry.
- Avoid spices, junk-food.
- Choose skin care carefully.
- Use different products for T-Zone which is oily and other for face area which is dry.
- Having oily T-zone use lemon and for dry skin use glycerine.
- Keep your skin clean on regular basis.
- Maintaining skin’s balance is utmost important.
- Never forget to follow CTM routine twice a day.
(TIP: For T-Zone which is oily use lemon mixed with honey to cleanse and for face area which is dry use papaya juice to cleanse it).
WHAT TO AVOID
- Avoid alcohol based products.
CTM(Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising)
Skin is the largest organ of your body, its cleanliness is the first step to achieve glowing skin. Cleansing helps to clean durt, oil or any type of impurties from your skin. Always use mild cleansers. Below are some homemade, healthy natural and organic to work wonders on combination skin:
Yogurt contains alpha hydroxy acid which cleans the skin by removing the dead skin cells and turning it soft & moisturized.
–Take a small amount of yogurt in your hands, rub it on face to cleanse it. Massage for few seconds & cleanse or leave it on to dry.
Honey when mixed with lemon is a great cleanser for combination skin. It forms a natural moisturiser, antiseptic, soothens the skin.
–Take 1 tablespoon of honey & a few drops of fresh lemon juice and mix well.
— Warm it in your fingers & apply a thin layer on the face and neck.
–Leave it dry. Then rinse with warm water. Skin
Toning is the second step to get beautiful skin. It removes the excess oil and tightens the pores by shrinking them. You simply have to apply it on skin, leave it for few minutes and rinse it off.
(i) Rose Water
Rose Water maintains skin’s Ph balance and controls excess oil, it soothen skin and turn baby soft.
–After 5 minutes of cleanser, tone the skin with rose water.
(ii) Cucumber Juice
Cucumber has anti-aging, healing properties, removes acne, blemishes.
–Grate a half cucumber, and filter its juice in a bowl.
–Add same quantity of distilled water into the cucumber juice.
–Dip cotton ball in it and dap toner onto the skin.
The third and most important step is to moisturize the skin. Moisturizing helps to seal the natural oils of the skin and acts as a barrier between the skin and the environment. Note atleast 1 minute gap is necessary between toner and moisturizer as this will let toner to penetrate in the skin. Use a light weight oil free moisturiser.
(i) Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera plant is store house of water with 99.9% water and 0.5 % combination of mucopolysaccharides, chlorine and chlorine salicylate which shields skin by creating thin, protective film and has anti-inflammatory properties.
— Wait upto 5 minutes for toner to set.
–Apply either fresh Aloe Vera Gel by spliting aloe leaf vertically with a sharp knife, scrape the translucent gel carefully and store it in a sealed jar to avoid oxidation or use chemical free Aloe Vera Gel as per availability.
— Massage the gel gently on your face & in few days, you will start feeling your skin turning soft and healthy.
Glycerine is the best moisturiser for combination skin. It helps your skin absorb the moisture from air. That is why, it is present in almost every skin care product. It is simple mess-free moisturiser.
–Take 1 part glycerine to four parts distilled water and massage it gently into your skin.
Sunscreen is the most important product to use everyday. It forms a protective layer to protect our body from the harmful UV radiations of sun which even can leave to cancer. We spend many dollar’s on them every year, but what if i help you to make it with few 100% naturally that too at home. I will soon share the natural homemade sunscreen for combination skin type in upcoming posts.
3. Vitamin C Serum
This serum is multipurpose. It can be used to repair dark spots, dark knees, dark neck, acne scars, stretch marks, and hydrates the skin.
- Items needed: A measuring spoon, L-Ascorbic acid(pure Vitamin C powder), vegetable glycerine, distilled water, dark clear bottle, a glass container & sterrer.
–Add 1/2 tablespoon of L-Ascorbic acid,2 tablespoons of distilled water and mix well in a glass container till it becomes nice and clear.
–Now, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerine to it.
–Your mixture is ready, pour it in a dark clear bottle.
–Every morning take its few drops and rub it all over face on a clean face and leave for 5-10 minutes.
–After it use your moisturiser.
4. Makeup Remover
Removing makeup is the most essential part of our skin care routine. It gives the way for our skin to breathe after a makeup filled day. There are many chemical based makeup removers in the market. But, we will make it at home naturally. For that we need:
(i) Oil Cleansing
Oil cleansing dissolves excess oil in your pores. Best oils for combination skin are castor oil, hazelnut oil, Olive oil, sunflower oil, etc.
–Take 1/4 castor oil or hazelnut oil and 3/4 olive, sunflower or other oil.
— Mix well & take few drops in your hands and massage gently onto your face.
–Wet a clean cloth in hot water, wring the excess water out. Place it over face and steam the face for few minutes.
–Wipe the face gently with clean side of cloth. You will see results in few weeks.
Exfoliating cleans the skin by removing dead cells and improves the tone. It must be done once or twice a week. For Senstive skin it must be done only once a week. There are many natural exfoliaters which can be made at home. We will learn more about them in upcoming posts.
2. Face Masks
Face mask helps to hydrate the skin, provides the required dose of nutrients, removes tanning and any spots on skin
(i) Honey, oat & whole milk
Raw honey is amazing for cleansing your skin naturally and hydrating it too. It prevents the body from producing excess oil thus preventing acne. Oats are best for combination skin. It helps clean the skin and making it healthy. Whole milk has lactic acid which tightens the skin.
— Add in mixture 3 tablespoons of dried oats, 1 tablespoons of whole milk & make a paste.
–Mix 1 tablespoon of honey into the paste, mix well.
–Apply a thin layer of it onto your face, let it dry out. After 15 minutes, clean it with warm water & pat dry. This will reduce oil secretion and result in smooth skin.
(ii) Egg white & Papaya Face Mask
Papaya is rich in Vitamin A, C, papain, potassium, thus helps fight acne. Egg white tightens & tones the face. When combined with honey helps reduce redness, fights acne & shrinks pores.
–Mix 1/2 cup of mashed papaya to 1 whipped egg white, add 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix well.
–Apply the mask on face & neck. Let it dry out for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
–Now, splash cool water over the area to close the pores & pat dry with clean towel.
So, friends having a quick, all natural, easy-to-follow guide for our combination skin type we can better make all needed skin care essentials at our home & that too with the natural ingredients. Try following them according to our skin’s needs. And never forget to patch test them before use.
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