It is impossible to speak about dry to oily skin care not taking into consideration its skin type s distinguishing features. So, one of the common and widely-spread combination skin types is dry to oily skin combination (especially among men). One skin area may be too dry while another one may appear to be excessively oily.
So, dry to oily skin is characterized by oily skin in t-zone and dry skin on cheeks. Speaking about t-zone it is important to know that it stretches across the forehead and down the nose and chin. This is a rather problematic face skin area usually with enlarged pores, caused mainly by glands which produce excessive sebum. As a rule, this makes t-zone skin coarser in texture.
Speaking about dry parts of this combination skin type we should mention that comparing to oily parts there`s not enough sebum, skin may be calloused and result in itching, flaking and uncomfortable (tight) feelings after washing. Unfortunately, for the majority of people dry skin is considered to be the one they suffer from during the whole life.
Taking into account the mentioned considerable differences between oily and dry skin some dermatologists indicate that dry to oily skin care means treatment as if you have two different skin types. Special products designed intentionally for this type of skin, for example tonics and cleancers for combination skin, moisturizers and oil-absorbing makeup should permanently be used.
It is not always easy to find appropriate dry to oily skin care products which will fit the person with this skin type100%. Very often, they can rather cause the oily parts of the face to be oilier or dry parts to become dryer.
But still there are several dry to oily skin care tips which may be pretty useful in everyday life. For instance, dry areas of face skin should daily be cleansed gently and lubricated with special moisturizing creams or home-made moisturizing remedies. At the same time, the oily areas of skin are advised to be deeply cleansed and toned with regular home-made astringents application. Oily parts of skin are usually treated with very mild synthetic detergents containing no oils or waxes possible to aggravate the oily skin condition.
Be aware that both dry and oily skin areas need appropriate hydration. It is worth admitting people with dry to oily skin should avoid using the remedies which can leave the skin dehydrated and taut. If you do the upper skin layers will probably shrink and lead to pore blockages (or breakouts).
Thus, one of the essential dry to oily skin care tips is not to wash and bath too much, too long and too often, don`t apply hot water on your skin, don`t use traditional alkali soaps, try to prevent overexposure to the sun, wind and other environmental factors that can be harmful when received in excess.
Dry to oily skin can be balanced by applying oil-absorbing products (especially on the oily parts of skin) and other remedies designed for combination skin only. There is also a range of ingredients preferable to be present in dry to oily skin care products. For example, cucumber, silk amino acids, rosemary and sage.