What does it mean to have Combination skin?Combination skin is simply defined as normal to dry skin throughout the face and a shiny T-zone (chin, nose and forehead) caused by an overproduction of sebum. Sebum is essential for creating the hydrolipidic film, which hydrates skin throughout the day. This film protects skin against daily aggressions such as pollution, smoke, sun… and stress!
On those with oily skin, there is an overproduction of sebum on the infamous T-Zone. Taking care of combination skin is therefore quite an art since shiny areas must be purified while dry or normal skin needs to be hydrated.
What NOT to do with combination skinSome people think that the best approach is drying out the oily areas. In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth! The overproduction of sebum is due to the fact that the skin is under constant attack. As such, it needs to be protected and soothed with hydration. Of course, opting for light textures or gels instead of rich creams is a good approach. But, you absolutely must hydrate your skin! Otherwise, it will continue to feel attacked and therefore continue to produce too much sebum.
Combination skin: the best natural ingredientsImperial Peony
This flower is mainly used to gently cleanse the skin and remove make-up. In fact, the Peony is renowned for its soothing properties and ability to prevent contact hypersensitivity. The secret of this pretty flower is the paeoniflorin molecule, with its soothing powers. As an added bonus, it is also anti-bacterial and emollient.
This ingredient is therefore capable of removing excess sebum from the T-Zone while soothing skin on the cheeks.
The Sacred Lotus
The stem of the Sacred Lotus is composed of rhizomes, which are ideal for the skin because of their vitamin content. The seeds of the Sacred Lotus, for their part, are rich in antioxidants.
Jowaé uses this plant for its ability to purify while soothing and preventing oxidation. This is what leaves the skin purified and mattified, without drying it out or weakening it.
Sakura Blossom Water
Sakura Blossom Water is truly a miracle ingredient when it comes to providing intense hydration. Used as part of Korean skincare rituals for thousands of years thanks to its hydrating properties, this flower has the power to penetrate deep down to gently provide the skin with the daily dose of hydration it needs.
Combination skin: the best JOWAÉ skincare productsNatural skin care products, with the least amount of chemical ingredients, are always the best option. Why? Quite simply because the goal is to protect the hydrolipidic film and reconstitute it, while also soothing the skin.
Combination skin needs gentle double-cleansing.
Begin by removing make-up and impurities using Micellar Cleansing Water with Imperial Peony.
Once this is done, use the Purifying Cleansing Gel, once a day, to regulate and remove excess sebum.
At the risk of repeating ourselves—Hydration is key!
Opt for light textures to help reconstitute the hydrolipidic film.
A great choice is the Hydrating Water Mist (in addition to providing much-needed hydration, it also smells divine!) followed by the Moisturizing Light Cream to protect your skin.
Once a week, you can purify and unclog your T-Zone deep down using the Purifying Clay Mask while applying the Replumpling Water Mask to the rest of your face, for a boost of hydration!
Now you know exactly what to do to take care of your combination skin—naturally!