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Skin Care Regimen Combination to Oily Skin

Balance your skin
Combination and oily skin types tend to produce too much sebum, although combination skin may have some drier areas on the face as well. While some sebum is necessary to protect the skin, too much can be problematic. These skin types need to use products that will efficiently remove excess sebum without stripping the skin of hydration or its protective barrier.

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Step 1 - Cleanse

As the first step of your regimen, cleansing removes impurities, makeup, and debris that can build up and clog pores. It ensures you have a clean slate for the rest of your regimen. If your cleanser isn’t specified as a makeup remover, be sure to use one before cleansing.

Step 2 - Tone

Toning, an often overlooked step, finishes the cleansing process by ensuring the pH of the skin is maintained and removing any remaining residue or makeup that you may have missed during cleansing. Your skin has an acidic mantle that is naturally a pH of 4.5 – 5.5, that protects your skin.

Step 3 - Exfoliate

Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the top most layer of the skin. Your skin has a natural exfoliation process but certain circumstances, such as aging or sun damage, can slow the process and make it less effective. The simple solution is to exfoliate regularly at home to keep your pores clear, lines more refined, and skin looking radiant and more even toned.

Step 4 - Prevent/Repair

This step addresses specific concerns you may have or want to prevent such as sun damage, dark spots, lines/wrinkles, acne, etc. Generally you apply a targeted treatment before your moisturizer, but make sure to follow the directions listed on the product.

Step 5 - Moisturize/Hydrate

Moisturizers are necessary to keep the skin hydrated and functioning properly, but many people with combination to oily skin are afraid to use them. These skin types can become dehydrated easily and actually produce more oil to compensate for this. Keeping the skin well hydrated can help balance oil production. Many moisturizers are also formulated with antioxidants to prevent and repair free radical damage and anti-aging ingredients.

Step 6 - Protect/SPF

It’s a myth that you only need sunscreen at the beach or when you’ll be outdoors for hours at a time. Unfortunately, sun damage is cumulative and 15 minutes of exposure here and there with no protection, easily adds up to a few hours a week. Damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays is most known to contribute to skin cancer, but it can also be responsible for premature aging, hyperpigmentation (dark spots), loss of elasticity, rough skin texture, and even rosacea.

For information regarding specific skin concerns, please go to the Skin Concerns page. If you are looking for more information, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our licensed estheticians via chat now, email, or phone. Visit our Beauty Center for more helpful resources.

  


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