If you have combination skin then you might just feel me and my situation.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional makeup artist nor a dermatologist. Test the products on your neck before using them on your face.
I have combination skin, but it is so combination, my dry patches have oily patches, and my oily patches have dry patches. Also large pores and breakouts – if something dirty touches my face, and the sweat also a trigger for me to have breakouts too.
Found some products that might just be good for you as well as it was for me and these products also can be used for any other skin types! Good, isn’t it?
For my routine I use a three step rule I found on the Internet. You can also add additional steps if you want to.
The thee steps are, cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise. Sounds easy, right?
Cleansing is important because you need to wash off the day’s muck off your face especially if you live in a big city. Why? Because the pollution from the exhaust of the vehicles are cause of clogged pores and uneven skin tone.
I personally use Boots own Cucumber facial toner because
- It’s for all skin types
- It is gentle
- Has a cooling effect
I love this toner and it is very good for the price as well and I’d rather splurge on moisturizer and sheet masks than toners and exfoliants.
In oder to have less breakouts you need to get rid of dead skin on your face and dead skin can clog up your pores too.
To exfoliate my skin I usually use a regular lip scrub or a homemade sugar scrub because they can do the trick and an exfoliant do not have to be expensive to be effective! But this is my take on it.
Additional step: if I want to be extra I tend to use some peel off mask or a clay mask before using a moisturiser.
This is my favourite step because this is when I can use the products I like to splurge on!
My skin gets irritated quickly after a strong cleanse and dry my skin out but this little bad boy saves it all the time.
H2O skin drink by tarte is so far the best moisturiser I have ever tried. It is light weight, minimal scent, and leaves my skin radiant. However if you don’t like to spend too much money on a moisturiser I would recommend you to either try a travel size pack by Tarte or use a moisturiser by Superdrug because it shouldn’t cost an arm and leg to have a healthy skin.
Additional step: just before using a moisturiser I use an anti-spot gel by e.l.f which can be drying on the skin I would definitely recommend to do this before you use any moisturiser or sheet mask.
A treat for the eyes
After I finished my using my moisturiser I refresh my eyes with the e.l.f Eye refresh roller so I could wake up fresh and bright in the morning. I also take it with me wherever I go.
FYI: this is just my way of dealing with combination skin.