Products: Normal skin types will not have to worry about their skin concerns as much as other skin types. Products for oily skin will be too drying on normal skin and products designed for dry skin will leave a greasy residue. Best practice would be to use gentle products while protecting your skin from the UV damage, toxins, hormonal imbalances and stress.
We Recommend: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream, Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub, ASAP Daily Facial Cleanser, ASAP Daily Exfoliating Scrub, ASAP Advanced Hydrating Moisturiser
Products: Drying products, products with alcohol and pore-clogging products will make your skin worse. The glands job is to secrete sebum (oil) onto the surface of the skin, which helps to protect the skin. If you then strip your skin of Sebum your glands will naturally think your skin is dry therefore creating more oil, and more of an oily skin problem for you. Using drying products will only make your skin try to produce more oil. Alcohol, menthol, mint, eucalyptus and lemon products are actually irritating and although they may feel as though they are helping they are actually bad for your skin. Solid products such as soap bars and stick foundations will clog your pores and look greasy on your skin. Using granular scrubs on active acne and pustules can damage the breakout and spread bacteria over the face creating more breakouts.
Try to stick to gel cleansers, serums or gel formulations. Cleanse twice a day, use an alcohol free toner, exfoliate to remove build up and dead skin and try to use a pressed powder for coverage, one with SPF is important as you should not be using heavy sunscreens but still have to protect your skin from the sun. Hydrate your skin at night with a lightweight, non-pore clogging, serum, gel or liquid. Try to also use blotting papers to remove excess oil and dust with your pressed SPF+ powder to keep you looking fresh through out the day.
We Recommend: Dermalogica MediBac range , Alpha-h serums
Products: In most cases we would suggest using more than one product on combination skin. It can be difficult to find the right product for a combination skin. Try a starter pack in your combination type (most brands have them) so you can try why what works for you. Give your products a good month of using day and night as directed to see results.
Many moisturisers will be too rich for oily t-zone areas, using an oil free moisturiser will be suitable for dryer areas as well as the t-zone section while a light weight, oil absorbing products such as a gel or serum on the t-zone will help reduce grease spots.
We Recommend: Each combination will require different products; Medik8 PoreClease Gel is a good product to start with. If you are after oil control try Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion
Products: If you are prone to acne start with an anti-bacterial cleanser. Ingredients such as salicylic acid, niacin amide and tea tree oil will all help with acne symptoms.
We Recommend: Medik8 Beta Cleanse, Medik8 BetaGel Serum, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup, Youngblood Mineral Makeup
Products: Try to replenish your skin with what it has lost over the years, tools that will help regenerate cells. That means lots of anti-oxidants, vitamins and everything SPF.
We Recommend: ASAP Super A+ Serum, ASAP Super C Serum, Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Serum, ASAP Anti-Ageing Night Cream, Dermalogica Super Rich Repair, Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant, Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster 50+ spf