Deine Haut, Dein Typ: Mischhaut

Your skin, your type: combination skin

Each of us is unique. So does our skin. Depending on the skin type, the skin has different care needs. Because what works wonderfully for one person can have exactly the opposite effect on another. If you know your skin and know what influences it reacts to and how it reacts and what demands it has on care, you can treat it properly and thus improve your skin's appearance in the long term. Today we're focusing on the skin type that comes in a double pack: combination skin.

Characteristics of combination skin

Combination skin combines the characteristics of dry and oily skin and, in contrast to the other skin types, only affects the face. In people with combination skin, the cheeks are usually dry, while the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) is usually oily. The pores on the cheeks tend to be finer, and this area is more prone to redness and flaking. The T-zone, on the other hand, usually has enlarged pores and is prone to greasy shine, pimples and blackheads. The cause lies in different activity of the sebaceous glands. While they are working at full speed in the T-zone, they are working on a low note in the cheek area.

The right care

It is precisely the fact that two fundamentally different skin types appear together that makes caring for combination skin a little more complicated. A perfectly rounded facial care product for combination skin must, on the one hand, moisturize the dry zones, while on the other hand, it regulates the overproduction of sebum. As with all other skin types, cleansing is the be-all and end-all for combination skin. So cleanse your face morning and evening with a mild cleansing gel or cleansing foam. It is important that you do not use hot water, but lukewarm water. Water that is too hot would put even more strain on the cheek area, which is already prone to dryness. In order to clean the pores of the T-zone even more intensively, you can clean this area with a clarifying facial toner and thus remove excess sebum. Finally, you use a care cream that provides your skin with a lot of moisture and less oil. You can find products in stores that are specifically suitable for combination skin. You can pamper particularly dry areas of skin separately with an extra care emulsion.

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