How to do a skincare routine if you have oily-combination skin

Developing a good multistep skincare routine takes some trial and error, but it's well worth your time. If your skin is mostly normal but gets oily in the T-zone, you probably have combination skin. Although oily areas may get shiny during the day or have you battling breakouts, consider yourself lucky. Yes. That's right. Studies show that people with oilier skin tend to develop fewer wrinkles as they age because the oil keeps the skin supple.
Picking the right products for your skin type doesn't have to be difficult. Look for a gel cleanser with a pH level around 5.5. This will clean skin thoroughly without stripping away natural oils. This tutorial features five key products that will cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize your face and eye area.
- Gel cleanser
- Washcloth
- Facial scrub
- Toner mist
- Gel-based moisturizer
- Eye cream
- Sunscreen (if going outdoors)
1. Wet your face and cleansing with a gel cleanser. Work the product into your skin in circular motions with your fingers. Rinse with lukewarm water and remove any excess cleanser with a wet washcloth.
2. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin cells and to restore the glow to your skin. Go easy here. You can use this product three to five times per week depending on the season and your skin's needs.
3. Spritz your face thoroughly with toner. Use your hands to pat and press the toner into the skin.
4. Apply a gel-based moisturizer to your face and neck. Gel moisturizers are lightweight and dry quickly but still provide sufficient moisture for most people with oily to combination skin.
5. Don't forget the eye area. Eye cream is a necessity because there are fewer sebaceous glands surrounding the eye, which means they don't create their own oil. Simply pat your eye cream in (don't tug) using your ring finger.
You're all done, but if you're going to be outdoors, use sunscreen on all exposed skin. It's the best antiaging product on the market.
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