Caring for your combination skin

Combination skin is the most common skin type, but it can feel like the hardest to treat. If your skin is dry AND oily when the weather changes, you probably have combination skin.

Here’s what you need to know:

You likely have combination skin if...

  • your skin can feel dry and/or oily when experience a change in weather
  • your skin feels dry when you wake up but gets oily throughout the day
  • your skin feels oily in the T-zone but dry in other areas like your cheeks

What's probably causing your combination skin...

Many factors can contribute to combination skin and they have one thing in common: oil production. Genetics, hormones and changes in weather can cause skin to overproduce oil in some spots, while underproducing oil in other spots, which leads to combination skin.

How to care for your combination skin:

To keep is simple, follow a tailored skincare routine that treats both oily + dry areas, while balancing skin’s natural oil production. (See LARK's Combination Skin Recommended Routine below)

Here is LARK’s Combination Skin Recommended Routine:

Step 1: Use a cleanser that helps reduce oil build up and clogging, while keeping your skin hydrated. Sunflower + Chamomile Cleansing Oil is a non-comedogenic daily cleanser and make up remover.

Step 2: Exfoliate 2-3x per week with a gentle exfoliant containing alpha hydroxy acids. Jojoba + Turmeric facial polish exfoliates skin while keeping it nourished and hydrated

Step 3: Use a toner that removes excess oil, balances pH and helps skin better absorb treatment products and moisturizers, evenly. If your skin is more oily than dry, use Aloe + Lime Purifying toner. If your skin is more dry than oily, use Tulsi + Rose Calming toner.

Step 4: Topically reduce excess oil by treating skin with weekly glycolic use. Rose + Glycolic Brightening Mask resurfaces skin removing excess oil, smoothing texture and hydrating skin. 

Step 5: Moisturize skin with a non-comedogenic moisturizer, even if skin feels oily! Rosehip + Citrus facial oil balances oil production and heals dry skin without clogging pores. 

More things you can do:

✔️ Avoid using products with alcohol! This is going to dry out the skin and overproduce oil. 

✔️ Keep things simple. Don't overwhelm your skin with tons of product attempting to calm it, it's like a crying child that I promise will cry more. Instead, use a minimal routine with purpose. 

✔️ Avoid using hot water on your face. This is going to really strip the skin and just cause tightness and redness. Rule of thumb is to always use lukewarm water to cleanse/exfoliate and cold water to rinse. 


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