Normal-Combination Skin

b427.jpgWhat does normal mean anyway? When we’re talking about skin, it means you are one of the lucky ones! If you don’t have a problem with oil or breakouts, and don’t feel that your skin is dry and tight, you probably fall into the normal skin type range with medium pores, a smooth and even texture, good circulation and a healthy color. But over time a Normal skin type can change and become a Combination skin type with dryness on the cheeks while being oily in the t-zone (forehead, nose and chin). The trick for caring for combination skin is finding a product that will help prevent breakouts and control oiliness in the problem areas while still keeping the cheeks well moisturized.

DAILY CARE: Look for products in a serum or lightweight lotion form. These can easily be layered with moisturizers or acne fighting serums. Retinol or Alpha Hydroxy Acids work well for controlling the oil and breakouts, and for getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles. In the right concentrations, they are non-drying, so they can be used on the dry areas of the face as well. There are a variety of skin care options for normal skin, many of which contain anti-aging and antioxidant ingredients. Just be careful that your homecare regimen does not strip yourskin of moisture.