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How to Take Natural Care of Combination Skin?

Skin classified as combination skin has oily and dry or normal regions. Combination skin arises due to hormonal and genetics that cause over active skin oil glands in certain areas of the skin layer. Most commonly, people with combination skin have an oily T-zone. The T-zone includes the forehead, nose and chin. Combination skin requires a slightly different healthy skin care routine than oily or dried-out skin. 
According to an 2013 article on, cosmetic and healthy skin care products in the United States make up a $35 billion industry. In 33 percent of these items, the remedies contain at least one chemical with links to cancer. Looking after for your combination skin does not require purchasing expensive beauty products. Arm yourself with a few natural skin care tips and looking after your combination skin will be a "war-no-more."

Natural Cleansers
Cleanse the skin normally using items from your grocer or even natural beauty products. A good natural cleanser for combination skin is raw honey. Raw honey is honey in its most natural form. Honey has skin healing qualities and it allows the dry areas of combination skin retain moisture. Honey has a soothing effect and it is rich in minerals, natural vitamins (such as B-vitamins and biotin) and antioxidants. Honey's antiseptic properties help combat acne in the oily areas of combination skin by reducing bacteria of the skin.

Natural Toners
Toning the skin is an integral part of any skin care regimen. It is especially important in combination skin because it helps to balance the skin. Skin toner removes cleanser residue from the skin, removes and redistributes excess oils from the oily areas and gently moisturizes the dry areas. Use a solution of cucumbers and distilled water as a toner after cleansing combination skin. Rose water or other hydrosols are also good natural toners for combination skin types. Astringent toners, such as fresh freshly squeezed lemon juice may be too harsh for combination skin. Astringent items strip oil from the skin, and in turn, the skin may produce excess oil to replace this loss.

Natural Moisturisers
Use glycerin to moisturise combination skin normally. Mix one part glycerin to four parts distilled water and use your fingertips to massage it into the skin. During colder months of the year, try adding a drop of oil (such as almond or rose oil) to the moisturiser for dry areas of the skin to seal in moisture. Experiment with different types of natural oils. Some natural oils are heavier than others, and each oil has its own natural perfume. Glycerin does not offer effective sun protection; however, there are natural items on the market that contain sun block. These sunscreen items usually contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide instead of chemical ingredients.