Oily here, dry there, sensitive against the elements and break-out prone on the second full moon of every month… do you have skin that doesn’t fit neatly into any skin-type bucket?
Well, chances are you’re in the combination skin club! Welcome. Combination skin is one of the most common skin types that is generally characterized by an oily T-zone (your forehead, nose, and chin) and dry or normal skin on the cheeks. You might even have sensitive or dry patches only in certain areas – a dermatologist can help to confirm if you’re unsure.
Either way, once you know you have combination skin, we’re here to help you care for it with our organic skincare range for combination skin.
What causes combination skin?
Combination skin can be influenced by variety of factors, including…
- hormonal changes (including menstruation, pregnancy, puberty)
- environmental factors (changes in weather, diet, temperature, etc)
- genetics (baby, you’re born with it!)
Treating combination skin can be a bit of a balancing act, as you’ll need to formulate your own unique skincare routine which caters to the different needs of both oily and dry areas on your face. You may want to incorporate different products to target separate skin patches rather than applying one product all over in equal consistency. It’s also worth trying to identify your overall skin patterns and triggers – is there a certain time of the month where you know your skin will need a little more TLC than usual? Does a seasonal shift increase dryness, or do you experience more frequent breakouts when your diet is high in sugar? Make a mental note of any changes.
Your combination skin cornerstone: Hemp seed oil
The key reason why hemp seed oil is the jack of all trades for combination skin is its ability to regulate oil production. The fatty acids in hemp seed oil work to balance the skin’s natural oil production, which can help to reduce excess oil in the T-zone and prevent breakouts. It can also soothe and calm inflamed skin, which is beneficial for those with combination skin that is prone to breakouts and acne.
To incorporate hemp seed oil into your skincare routine, you can use it in a serum (all of our serums have hemp seed oil as their foundation ingredient) or add a few drops to your moisturizer. It can also be used as a standalone oil, applied directly to the skin after cleansing. For best results, it is recommended to use hemp seed oil products in the morning and at night as part of your daily skincare routine.
Heal your combination skin with a clarifying serum
Our serums are all designed to nourish and hydrate the skin deeply, but our Clarify Serum is your combination skin saviour. It can be used alone or underneath your moisturizer for added nourishment after cleansing, locking in organic botanical oils to keep your complexion clear. The Clarify Serum is stellar at reducing excess oil production and soothing inflamed skin, plus it’s a non-comedogenic oil so it won’t clog your pores. As its oil regulating you can apply it over your entire face rather than concentrating on different texture zones.
Target drier zones with Cannabella Hemp Jelly
Not only is our Hemp Jelly high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin C and vitamin A, it’s also infused with luscious and ultra-nourishing Shea Butter and beeswax to deeply moisturise those dry areas. This balm can be used all over your face as it both balances and nourishes the skin simultaneously, but extra attention should be paid to the driest parts of your skin to support its natural barrier function, protect against environmental stressors, and boost moisture levels.
Feel renewed with our Green Detox Face Mask
Combination skin can be prone to congestion, especially in the oilier t-zone where sebum and oils can build up to create breakouts. That’s why purifying with a natural hemp clay mask is vital to soak up those impurities and improve the appearance of the skin. Lovingly formulated with minerals and botanicals and from harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances, this balancing mask is also sensitive skin approved.
Psst… if you’re struggling with flaky skin areas, make a slightly drier, more granular paste to use as an exfoliating scrub!
By incorporating Cannabella hemp seed oil products into your skincare routine, you can help to maintain healthy, balanced skin that is free from excess oil and dryness.
Our organic skincare range for combination skin will help balance and nourish your skin with gentle formulas that regulate oil production and hydrate dry areas for a healthy, radiant complexion.