How do you recognize a mixed skin?
Dry cheeks and a greasy T-zone – the typical problems of a mixed skin make it clear that this is the combination of two skin types. Usually the mixed skin is a combination of normal and greasy skin or a combination of dry and greasy skin.
Particularly in winter the mixed skin tends to dryness, in summer it shines quickly. In the course of life the individual skin parts become more and more equal, the mixed skin is the most pronounced at a young age. Authorized question: How do you maintain mixed skin properly? The different parts of the skin should be treated according to their needs, ie the more greasy areas, for example the T-zone or the décolleté, unlike the drier areas such as the cheeks. This does not mean that you need twice the amount of care products for a mixed skin, many manufacturers have exactly the same lines as the mixed skin.
The problems of mixed skin are:
- Increased pores
- The T-Zone “forehead-nose chin” tends to grease and impurities
- Feelings of tension on the cheeks
- Dry side parts
Do you have to adjust the skin care for mixed skin to two types of skin?
Care for the mixed skin is not easy. Just like the greasy skin, the mixed skin in the greasy zones tends to pimples and blackheads, a greasy excess of the T zone due to a too rich cream could cause pimples. However, if the care is too light, the cheeks may dry out even further. Most beautymarkers have specially designed facial creams designed for this type of skin, which are not designed to overstretch the mixed skin. Products with Urea are also suitable for mixed skin, because this active ingredient is often found in light, low-fat formulations. If the mixed skin is very pronounced, however, it is better to treat the skin individually and to apply care for two skin types.
The following applies to the face care: The T-zone either not at all or only with extra lotions lukewarmed for greasy skin or a fluid. If you have an extremely dry skin on the cheeks, neck and eyes, you need an extra treatment for dry skin.
Grease greasy zones
It is best not to apply the T-Zone at all or only with creams and lotions, which are specially selected for greasy skin. A cream for oily skin works with the principle of easy dehydration – in it is often also an alcohol content, so you should keep it away from the dry parts of the face as far as possible. In matte creams is often found a re-powder, which absorbs excess sebum, without clogging the pores, and the skin long lasting frosted. Frequent problem with greasy skin parts: The matting products do not last long and the T-zone shines quickly. On the road, you can then take a handkerchief to remove the excess fat carefully or so-called blotting paper, which are powdered towels, which act as extinguishing paper.
For cheeks, neck and eyes, you can choose a cream for dry skin. However, greasy care, which is useful in the winter, should be kept away from the T-Zone, because it already produces too much fat anyway. In the warmer seasons, you should use the moisture aspect anyway to provide the dry skin. If you are too cautious, you can put on products with urea, which are also suitable for mixed skin, because this active ingredient is often found in light, low-fat formulations. Helpful tips for dealing with dry skin have been collected in our special about dry skin for you.
Clean the impure skin
The problem of the T-Zone: the sebaceous glands produce too much oil, clog excess skin cells and clog the pores. There are blackheads and pimples. As your impure skin takes care, which brings them quickly back into balance, we explain in our special about impure skin.
Our SOS tip to soothe irritated impure skin: Soak a cotton pad with a mixture of freshly brewed black tea and milk and dab the face. The tannins in the tea soothe inflammation, the milk softens the skin.
How to clean the skin?
In the daily cleansing of your skin you are faced with a challenge: The T-Zone must be gently degreased to prevent blackheads and pimples, while at the same time the dry parts of the skin should not be deprived of moisture. High demands on a cleaning product. Using a mild wash gel or a mild wash lotion, the mixed skin can be cleaned in the morning and in the evening. Mica water for mixed skin is also well tolerated. Once a week may be peeled, when choosing the peeling you should pay attention to one that works with fine particles. You can also take an enzyme peeling which releases the scalp from the skin with various enzymes. This method is gentle on the skin, especially since the skin is not irritated by friction.
Make-up for mixed skin
The T-Zone needs matting, the pimples we want to cover and the dry parts should not shed when they are covered with make-up. Not so easy to find the right make-up for mixed skin. If the skin is properly prepared, that is, the greasy zones are provided with a matting and the dry ones with a rich and moist-rich cream, the make-up can be applied. Ideal are make-up products especially for mixed skin or mineral make-up without any chemicals and synthetic ingredients. Perfect for skin that tends to impurities, because it is “not comedogenic” (pimple is not beneficial) because it does not clog the pores of the skin. Zinc oxide also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which are useful for controlling pimples. Powder based on rice is also ideal for finishing