Monday, September 10, 2012


Identify Your Skin Type

What is Combination Skin:
There are various types of skin. Each of this type of skin has got varied difficulty to manage. The most difficult to manage skin is combination skin. As indicated by its name it is combination of oily skins and dry skin. Combination skin comprises of an oily T-zone on the face and that comprise the fore head, the nose and the chin. In most of the cases the cheeks may have a dry skin which is rough and scaly in appearance. The degree of dryness and oiliness on the combination skin may change with the age.

Causes of combination Skin:
People having oily skin in their puberty are prone to get combination in their later life. When people reach their twenties there will be hormonal variations in the body due to stress, medication, contraceptives etc. all these may lead to the formation of combination skin. Combination skin prefers different type of treatments for dryness and oiliness.

Home Remedies for Combination Skin:
-In order to maintain and balance of the combination skin, wash your face in the morning with some gentle face wash and this will help you to remove the excess oil. You have to apply cleansing cream on your face on every evening in order to get a soft and glowing skin.

-Mix 3-4 tablespoons of Multani mitti (Fuller's Earth) with 8-10 ground pudina (mint) leaves. Freeze the pack overnight. Keep outside for 10-15 minutes and then apply on your face. After 10-15 minutes, wash off and pat dry. It helps in cooling and cleansing your skin.

-Boil a handful of lemon grass leaves in one litre of water, until you get the aroma. Then, place in an ice tray and freeze. After returning home from work or an outing, rub a lemon grass ice cube all over your face. It cleanses the dirt and grime accumulated in your skin's pores and shuts them.

-Apply a clay pack on oily surface of you face. Make this pack with some clay powder and hot water. Mix them till it forms a smooth paste and then apply it only on the oily areas. When the clay pack dries up it will make the skin and the pores tight and there by reduce the excretion of oil on the skin surface. Keep the pack on your face till it gets dry completely and then wash with lukewarm water.

-For dry areas of the skin you can apply cooked oat meal mixed with two teaspoon olive oil. Rubbing the oat meal mixture on the dry areas will help to exfoliate the dead skin. Allow the mixture to be there on the face for 5 more minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water.

-Use astringents to clean the oily areas of you skin (use only non-abrasive astringents). Use this only once in a week. Clean the dry areas with light skin fresheners.

-Steam clean your face with boiled rose-water and water mixture. This will help you to get ride of the excess oil and also help you to hydrate the dry patches.

-Always carry a mild antibacterial soap, so that you can protect the T-zone of your face.

Apart from the home remedies, it is necessary to drink a plenty of water, eat lots of fruits and vegetables to keep the skin hydrated from inside and healthy.

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