How to Care for Oily and Combination Skin

Oily and combination skin types are extremely common but can feel difficult to care for. That doesn’t have to be the case! Taking good care of your oily or combination skin can help your skin feel more comfortable and more beautiful. Proper care may also help diminish the appearance and length of blemishes. Read on to learn how to choose the right skin care for oily and combination skin

The first step in caring for oily and combination skin types is starting at the very beginning—a cleanser! Skin that leans oily benefits greatly from foaming cleansers, as they help remove excess sebum without over-drying the skin. The texture won’t feel too heavy or cloying to oily skin, but instead help it feel properly clean.

A product that goes hand-in-hand with a cleanser is a skin toner, though not everyone chooses to use one. The benefits of using a toner for oily skin is that toners help refine the pores and further balance oil production while giving the skin its first light layer of moisture. Whether or not you use a toner is completely up to you, but if you haven’t tried one yet you definitely should as it is a game-changer for many oily and combination skin types!

After choosing a toner if you want one, it’s time to think about moisturizers for oily skin. A huge misunderstanding is that oily skin doesn’t need a moisturizer! In fact, many experts agree that oily and combination skin is actually dehydrated, which leads the skin to produce excess sebum. Therefore, moisturizing oily and combination skin may actually help skin normalize itself.

When choosing a moisturizer for oily skin, look for something that hydrates skin without feeling heavy or creamy. Moisturizing oils may feel great to some people with oily skin, while others will simply feel like they’re applying oil on top of oil.

It comes down to personal preference, so try a few different moisturizing options to find the one that works for you.  If oils aren’t your thing, try moisturizers for oily skin, but they don’t have to be oil-free! Again, oily skin needs hydration and moisture, so don’t deny your skin what it needs.

After choosing your moisturizer, think about your skin care needs and goals that go beyond oily skin and perhaps blemishes. Are you concerned about visible signs of aging? Do you want to help reduce hyperpigmentation? Does your skin sometimes experience dryness in one area while remaining oily in another?

The skin care products on ATOPALM.com are designed to work without causing irritation, but they’re also most formulated for use on all skin types, including oily and combination skin. This means that all of the products in the ATOPALM family can be used to target skin care concerns without upsetting the balance of your skin. This means ultimate shopping freedom when you shop with us!

Do you have specific skin care questions, or advice for other oily and combination skin types? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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