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Which Skincare Combinations Work Best For Your Skin? Know It Right Here

Skincare Combinations That Work Best For Your Skin

Are you wondering which skincare products work best for your skin type? Our expert reveals the best combinations of skincare ingredients for different skin types.

Written by Arushi Bidhuri |Updated : August 5, 2021 10:49 AM IST

Are you breaking out? Finding dry, dark patches on the skin before? You have been applying face masks, serums and massages, but to no use. All that extra attention to your skin might be doing more harm than good. But we don't blame you! With so many choices and skincare products available, it can be quite difficult to have a good sense of a proper skincare routine. Today, we look at some of the fundamentals of skincare and what you should look for according to your skin type.

Did you know that each chemical reacts differently to each skin type? Commercial goods designed for the general public may not be the best choice for your skin! As a result, recognizing your specific skin type is critical for proper skin care. Dr Sirisha Singh, Dermatologist says, "the basic skincare routine of cleansing, toning, moisturizing and use of sunscreen holds true regardless of the skin type. Your choice of products may vary, and you may use certain products only on certain parts of the face. But there are certain things you need to keep in mind."

Skincare Combinations Work For Different Skin Types

Dermatologist recommends the following for each skin type:

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Combinations For Oily Skin

How to recognize: If you go to bed without applying anything on the face and the first look in the mirror reveals shiny skin then you have oily skin.

Oily skin is also more prone to acne or pimples. You should choose a cleanser that has sebum neutralisers like salicylic acid or lactic acid. You could use toner all over the face. The moisturizer needs to be a light gel-based or water-based moisturizer. The sunscreen should also be gel-based. When you go to bed at night, your skin should feel light as if you have not applied anything on the skin.

For Combination Skin

How to recognize: If you go to bed at night without applying anything on the face and the first look in the mirror in the morning reveals a shiny forehead and nose, you have a combination skin type.

This skin type is also prone to acne. If you have acne, you could use a salicylic or lactic acid containing facewash. If you do not have acne, you could use a milder facewash. Toner needs to be used only on the forehead and nose. If you use a toner on the cheeks, use a mild toner like rosewater and in very tiny quantities. You will need to use a lotion as a moisturizer. The sunscreen also should ideally be lotion-based to hydrate the skin in addition to giving you UV protection.

For Dry Skin

If you go to bed at night with a bare face and the first look in the morning mirror shows the face looks normal with no shiny patches, then you have dry skin.

How to recognize: Dry skin is prone to allergic rashes. You need a mild cleanser preferably a pH balanced cleanser as a facewash. You should also avoid using hot water to wash the face to avoid further drying of the skin. Toner is best avoided. You will need a heavier moisturizer, a thick lotion or cream may be suitable as a moisturizer. A face oil containing Vitamin C or Vitamin E may also be used. The sunscreen will also need to be a heavy lotion or cream. Alternatively, you may use a moisturizer on the face prior to using sunscreen in the morning.

Note: This is the very basic skincare routine. If you have any extra needs that ought to be addressed by a Dermatologist.

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