How to take care of my mixed skin 3 methods: With natural remedies With professional products Consult with a dermatologist
Having mixed skin means having two or more types of skin on different parts of the face at the same time. Your skin may be dry or parched in certain areas and you may also have a fat T zone (the T zone encompasses the length of the center of the face, nose, chin and forehead). In addition, you may have mixed complexion if you have other skin problems on the face at the same time, such as wrinkles, blemishes or rosacea. It can be difficult to care for a mixed complexion, but not impossible. To take care of it as it should, you have to look for effective products for the different types of skin you have and that are not irritating.
With natural remedies
1. Stick to a constant facial regime. Part of the key to treating mixed skin is to meet a facial regime day and night. That is, use the same products 1 to 2 times a day for at least 1 month so that your skin gets used to the regimen.
Clean your face 1 or 2 times a day with a cleanser.
Exfoiliate infrequently, sometimes 1 time a week.
Finish with a moisturizer once in the morning and once in the evening.
2. Focus on trying different areas of your face. With this type of complexion, you will have to focus on treating two types of complexions. You will have to hydrate the dry areas and reduce the excess oil in the fatty parts of your face. Many times, the fatty area of the face is the T zone (forehead, nose, over the mouth and chin). Instead of treating your entire face with a single product, you will have to treat specific areas of your face according to the type of skin.
For example, if you get a pimple on your forehead and you know that the skin on your forehead tends to get fat, apply an antigrans treatment to treat the fat on your forehead. If the skin of your cheekbones tends to dry out and become irritated, apply a moisturizing product only in that area.
3. Apply an oil-based facial cleanser on dry skin. Cleaners made from natural oils such as coconut or olive oil are ideal for dry and dry skin, and can only be effective in dry areas of your complexion. While oil-based cleaners are not harmful to the skin, they are not recommended for a fatty complexion. You can better try several oil-based facial cleansers during a trial period. If you start to get pimples or any other negative reaction, you may be interested in the idea of using a professional cleanser that contains other ingredients to better treat the oily skin. Start with a simple, natural, honey-based cleanser:
You will need 3 tablespoons of honey, ½ cup of vegetable glycerin (available in most health food stores) and 2 tablespoons of liquid castile soap.
Mix the ingredients in a large bowl. Pour it in an empty bottle to apply it easily.
Apply a little on your face and neck. With your fingers, massage it on the skin for 30 seconds to 1 minutes. This will help to remove all impurities on the surface of the skin. When you finish doing the cleaning, wash your face with warm water and dry yourself with a towel giving you light touches.
You can also try an oil-based cleanser with coconut or olive oil and a warm cloth. Look for organic and extra virgin coconut or olive oil to make sure you use the purest natural products for your face.
With your fingers massage the oil on your face for 30 seconds. Then, moisten the cloth in warm water and press the warm towel on your face. Keep the oil on your face for 15 to 30 seconds and then gently use the cloth to remove the oil. Avoid rubbing your face, just remove the oil.
4. Make a natural exfoliant. You can exfoliate your skin to remove dead cells after cleaning your face, especially if certain areas of your face are dry and clogged with dead cells. Exfoliation will also prevent the appearance of blocked pores and opaque skin. Start by exfoliating with a homemade scrub 1 to 2 times a week.
Exfoliation is not recommended for those with sensitive skin. Exhale very occasionally. To test, exfoliate a very small part of skin. If it does not hurt or irritate you, you can use it for the rest of your face.
In most homemade scrubs, blonde sugar is used as a base, since it is considered softer than granulated sugar. You can also use natural oils such as patchouli, tea tree and lavender, so that your skin has a healthy glow.
For sensitive skin, make a mixture of 1 cup of blond sugar, 1 cup of ground oats and ½ cup of honey. Restrict it on the face for 30 seconds to 1 minute to remove the dead cells and gently exfoliate your skin.
To make an exfoliant for oily skin, mix 1 tablespoon of sea salt, 1 tablespoon of honey and a few drops of patchouli oil. Wet the skin and then lightly apply the scrub with your fingers. Massage the mixture making it penetrate the skin for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then wash with warm water.
To make a common scrub, mix 2 tablespoons of blond sugar, 1 tablespoon of finely ground coffee beans and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to have a greater benefit. Apply the scrub on the face for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then wash with warm water.
5. Apply a natural treatment for acne. To treat the pimples in your T zone and prevent them from appearing more, try using anti-acne treatments. This way you can treat areas prone to acne and avoid irritating other parts of your face. There are several natural anti-acne treatments, including:
Baking soda: this effective anti-acne treatment is economical and easy to do. Sodium bicarbonate deflates the granite and prevents future apparitions. It is also a great exfoliant and eliminates dead cells that can accumulate on the surface of the skin. Take a few teaspoons of baking soda and mix them with warm water until a thick paste forms. Apply the paste on the dry areas of the skin, or directly on a granite. For your first applications, leave the pasta on for 10 to 15 minutes. Increase the time gradually, up to 1 hour or overnight, as your skin becomes accustomed to anti-acne treatment.
Diluted tea tree oil: this essential oil is a powerful and antibacterial remedy for acne. But it must be diluted, since it can actually cause more damage to your skin if you apply it directly to a granite. To make an anti-acne treatment with this oil, mix 5 to 10 drops of tea tree oil with ¼ cup of water in a bowl. Apply anti-acne treatment with a cotton ball in areas prone to acne or on the granites themselves. You can leave the treatment under your makeup base and apply it again during the day.
Lemon juice: this anti-acne treatment is based on the astringent and antibacterial properties of lemon juice. Use the fresh juice of a freshly squeezed lemon or the lemon juice packed from the supermarket. Put 3 teaspoons of lemon juice in a bowl and use a cotton ball to apply in acne-prone areas or on the granite itself. Let it act for 15 minutes to 1 hour to let the lemon juice be absorbed by the skin.
Aloe: if you have access to an aloe plant, take advantage of its soothing properties and cut a leaf. Squeeze the juice from inside and apply it on the granite or acne-prone area on your skin. You can apply this gel on the skin several times a day. You can also buy organic aloe at your local naturist store. Look for products with aloe vera that have little or no added ingredient.
6. Make an organic facial mask. Apply a face mask once a week to renew your skin and soothe your skin. Many organic and natural facial masks use a mixture of fruits and oils to make a great facial paste.
Put 1 banana, ½ papaya, 2 carrots and 1 cup of honey in a blender. Blend the ingredients until they get a thick texture. Apply this paste on your face for 20 minutes. Then, wash your face with warm water. [eleven]
Make a face mask with yogurt and lemon by mixing 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 drops of lemon essential oil. Apply the mask on your face for 10 minutes. Then, remove it from the face with warm water.
With professional products
1. Follow a constant facial regime. Fulfilling a facial care regime day and night will help your skin get used to certain products and ensure that your complexion looks healthy and without acne.
Clean your face twice a day (in the morning and at night) with a cleanser to remove impurities from the surface of the skin.
Apply an oil-based moisturizer on the dry areas of your skin so they do not dry out more.
If you are going to try to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, apply a mask or firming cream at night before going to sleep.
2.Treat each type of skin separately. Instead of applying a single treatment to your entire face, focus on your different types of complexions. You will have to treat the dry areas of your face and the greasy or acne-prone areas separately.
3.Use an exfoliating cleanser. Look for a foam or gel cleaner to prevent dryness and inflammation. Avoid cleaners that contain irritants or fragrances, and apply the product in circular motions. Clean your face every morning and every night at least 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Exfoliation is not recommended for those with sensitive skin. Exhale very occasionally. To test, exfóliate a very small part of skin. If it does not hurt or irritate you, you can use it for the rest of your face.
A light cleanser is recommended for those with dry skin and rosacea. Stay away from soap bars or cleansing bars, as their ingredients can clog your pores and dry out or irritate your skin. We recommend searching the labels for “soft” and “for sensitive skin.”
4. Consider using a tonic. Look for a tonic without irritants, such as alcohol, witch hazel, menthol, synthetic or natural fragrances, or citrus-based oils. A good tonic is made from water and contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents that will help your skin repair itself.
Access a list of good antioxidants in tonics by clicking here .
Using a cleanser or tonic with beta hydroxy acids (BHA) such as salicylic acid, or with alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) such as glycolic acid can help you reveal healthy skin hidden under acne prone skin. Look for a product that contains these elements in a gel or liquid for oily or mixed skin.
5. Hydrate with an oil-based product. Opt for a moisturizer based on botanical oils to prevent your skin from drying out. The skin is composed of oils, so to balance the production of fat, you must apply high quality oils on the skin. If you have oily or sensitive skin, use oil-free or non-comedogenic products.
6. Use an anti-acne treatment for each type of skin you have. Be diligent when treating each type of skin separately. It may seem like a lot to remember and like many products to have on hand. But after all, your complexion will thank you for paying attention to the needs of your different types of complexions.
Apply a moisturizer cream or lotion in dry areas. In the fatty areas, apply a moisturizer without oils and not comedogenic.
Moisturize the dry areas of your face before applying your makeup base or before applying makeup. This will prevent the formation of dry areas.
Apply an anti-acne treatment on pimples or acne scars. Avoid applying it on your entire face.
7. Try using a natural foundation based on minerals. After cleansing, exfoliating, toning and hydrating your face, the last thing you want to do is clog your pores with makeup. Using an all-natural mineral makeup will keep your skin hydrated and prevent the formation of grease in your T area. Look for special make-up bases for mixed complexion.
Do not lie down with the makeup on.
If possible, opt for a foundation that also contains SPF (sun protection factor) to protect your skin from sun damage.
8. Put on sunscreen every day. If you do not already have the habit of using a foundation with SPF, you should apply a sunscreen every day, all year to protect your skin from the signs of aging. Wrinkles, freckles and sun spots can be avoided with a simple application of a lightweight SPF 30 sunscreen.
For sensitive skin and rosacea, use a sunscreen that contains active ingredients, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.
Consult a dermatologist
1.Get a consultation with a dermatologist. Ask your primary care doctor to refer you to a dermatologist who specializes in mixed skin. You can also search for dermatologists in your area in the list of licensed dermatologists in your country. Take into account the training, trajectory and fees of each dermatologist to schedule an initial consultation so you can know which one is right for you.
Ask about the different treatment options for acne: topical ointments, oral antibiotics, chemical peels and treatments with light and laser are some examples.
Ask your dermatologist what he recommends as a cleanser, moisturizer, exfoliant, tonic and sunscreen.
You can also ask for recommendations from friends or family. Ask them how long they have been with their dermatologist, what they think of the staff’s treatment of their patients in the office, and the level of accessibility of the information about the procedures or treatments for mixed skin problems that the dermatologist gave them.
2. Ask for topical medications. If over-the-counter products do not help you with your acne, your dermatologist may send you topical prescription medications for your skin problems. There are 3 main types:
Retinoids: these drugs can come in the presentation of lotion, gel or cream. It is likely that your dermatologist tells you that you should apply the medication at night, 3 times a week and then every day as your skin gets used to the drug. The retinoids come from vitamin A and clog the hair follicles, which stops the accumulation of oils, and therefore, of acne.
Antibiotics: it is very likely that your dermatologist will prescribe a retinoid and an antibiotic (topical or oral) during the first months of your treatment. You will have to apply the antibiotic in the morning and the retinoid in the night. Antibiotics act by removing extra bacteria from the skin and deflating it. They are usually combined with benzoyl peroxide to help prevent the bacteria from becoming resistant to antibiotics.
Dapsone: this treatment comes in gel form and is usually prescribed with a topical retinoid. If you use this treatment, you may experience side effects such as dryness and redness.
3. Consult your dermatologist about chemical peeling or microdermabrasion. In a chemical peel, your dermatologist will apply a chemical solution such as salicylic acid on your skin repeatedly. Perhaps you are recommended to combine a chemical peel with other anti-acne treatments.
However, you should not consume oral retinoids while doing chemical peeling sessions. Taking two medications at once can irritate your skin.
Some possible effects of chemical peels are: severe redness, appearance of blisters and peeling, and permanent skin coloring. These side effects are rare if you undergo this treatment in the hands of trained doctors or cosmetologists