Caring for clients with either dry or oily skin is somewhat of a no-brainer. Choosing products for those skin types, and helping them manage concerns is a process you can typically get under control. But when you’ve got clients with a little bit of both, suddenly things get confusing. With combination skin (oily T-Zone and dry cheeks), it’s important to create a skincare routine that addresses both dryness and excess of oil, which is also easy to follow. Here are a few tips you can suggest the next time you get asked how to care for combination skin.
Balancing Cleansing Treatment
Go beyond just cleansing, the real secret to managing combination skin is starting with a balancing cleansing duo. Maintain the skin’s pH balance, gently dissolve pore impurities, and regulate oil production with a deep pore cleansing duo that works together as a unique cleanser and toner treatment. Recommend an all-natural product with botanicals such as lemon, vitamin C, and sage that equalize oil production and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
Exfoliating is key with combination skin, but it’s important to use something that is gentle and limit how often it’s done. Encourage your clients to use an all-natural product that balances the healing power of tea tree oil and vitamin E with the soothing elements of chamomile to manage both oily and dry skincare issues...and limit exfoliating to just a few times a week.
It’s Ok To Moisturize
All skin types need to be hydrated; it’s just a matter of what you use to do so. The ideal product will balance oil production while reducing irritation that comes from dryness. All-natural ingredients such as vitamin E and lavender help strengthen and fortify combo skin while reducing pores.
Don’t forget to talk to them about the practical tips as well...don’t touch their face, always wear sunscreen, and treat themselves to a professional facial to help keep that confused combination skin in check.