Have you ever wondered why some parts of your face seem too oily while the rest of it seems dry in nature? None of the beauty products that are marked for oily or dry skin doesn’t suit you! Well, you need not worry of being someone with alien skin my friend, it’s just that you are one of the many who are blessed with a combination skin type.
What Is Combination Skin, You Ask?
Combination skin is a type of skin that is both dry and oily. For people with combination skin, the forehead, chin, and nose (T zone) will be oily, while the skin around your cheeks and mouth will be either dry or normal in nature. This chiefly arises due to the non-uniform oil-production of the skin, i.e., less active oil glands elsewhere and more active glands in and around the T-zone.
Although the internet is overflowing with various face packs, beauty products and tips for 3 the common skin types, i.e., normal, oily and dry as they are easy to whip, beauty necessities for combination skin type are much limited since it is a whole new ball-game altogether. It is pivotal to accommodate the various demands of this type of skin because combination skin types are split into zones that react differently and requires specific beauty essentials to avoid allergic reactions like pimples, acne, dark spots and blemishes. Additionally, with the arrival of the sweltering summer months, one needs to take extra care as you not only need to reduce oiliness and grease on some parts of the skin, but also need to care for the dry regions as well. If you don't want to visit a parlour every now and then, why not bring out your DIY skills and formulate some natural remedies to meet your skin’s specific demands?
Well, worry not, we bring you 3 custom-made face packs that are whipped from easy-to-get natural ingredients to impart a superb, glow to your combination skin.
Papaya-Banana Face Pack
5 tbsp papaya zest
½ banana (mashed)
2 tsp lemon juice
2 drops of cinnamon essential oil
Mix everything well to get a smooth paste.
Apply all over the face.
Let it dry for 15 minutes.
Wash off with regular water
How It Works:
While banana moisturizes the dry areas of the skin, lemon sucks out the extra oil and sebum from the pores. The addition of papaya promotes cellular regeneration and reverses the various signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines, spots and blemishes. Lastly, cinnamon essential oil prevents bacterial infection that may lead to several skin woes.
Cucumber-Malai Face Pack
3 tbsp cucumber (grated)
2 tbsp malai or milk cream
1 tbsp honey
Mix all the ingredients to get a homogeneous mixture.
Smear it all over the face and neck regions.
Allow it to dry for 20 minutes.
Wash off with luke warm water.
How It Works:
This face pack is a boon for combination skin type. Enriched with superb moisturizing qualities malai offers extensive nourishment to the dry zones, while cucumber reduces swelling and puffiness and cleanses the skin pores. The antibacterial and antiseptic qualities of honey retains the moisture and avoids greasiness.
Oats-Curd Face Pack
2 tbsp oats (grounded)
2 tbsp curd
5 soaked almonds
Whip the ingredients in a mixer to get a paste.
Dab it all across the face smoothly.
Let it dry for some time.
Wash off with a moist cotton cloth.