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If your skin is acting confused, why not try a little balance?

Okay, so your skin is a little moody. It’s oily in some spots, dry in others. No need to panic! A simple, consistent routine can help your skin find its balance again—without using harsh chemicals.

What is Combination Skin?

Combination skin is skin with commitment issues. Parts of it are dry and others are oily, or it’s dry during some seasons and oily during others. Sometimes you notice your T-zone looks greasy, other times you see that your cheeks are flaky. It can be affected by hormones, weather, stress, diet, and your skincare routine.

Combination skin

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It may take a few months to see what feels like meaningful change, but if you go about it the right way, you’ll have tools to create lasting change.

critical beginning steps

Harsh acids, peels, and scrubs
Over exfoliation will only lead to more breakouts. Also, the more you strip your skin of its natural oils, the more it will panic and feel like it needs to increase its own oil production.

A daily oil cleanser
Oil cleansing pulls oil from the skin very effectively, but daily oil cleansing may deplete the skin’s natural sebum and kick it into rebound overdrive.

Drying masks or chemical blemish treatments
Again, soaking up the oil at the surface can be helpful from time to time, but mostly your skin is asking for support, not an attack.

Drying masks or chemical blemish treatments
Again, soaking up the oil at the surface can be helpful from time to time, but mostly your skin is asking for support, not an attack.

Heavy oils or balms
Occasional use of a balm (a water-free solid oil) or a richer oil is okay, but using these regularly can add to congestion and breakouts in the oily areas, and can even make dry areas worse.

A dirty washcloth or pillowcase
Make sure you’re laundering your linens regularly with an SLS and fragrance-free detergent to limit your skin’s exposure to microbes and chemicals.

Your fingers
Touching your face often or picking at blemishes can increase the chance of infection, irritation, and scarring. Use your hands lovingly to perform your skincare routine, and keep them away otherwise if possible.

Black Clay Facial Soap
Rich in minerals and nutrients for the skin, this bar is beloved among those managing combination skin. Essential oils of cedar, lemon, and bergamot fight bacteria, and coconut milk boosts lather and leaves the dry spots soft and nourished.

Balance Facial Serum
This herbal serum contains antiinflammatory black cumin seed oil and schisandra extract, and is the perfect blend of oils to help your skin understand that it can finally relax. It’s nourishing enough for the dry areas, but won’t overwhelm the oily zones.

Purely Simple Face Cream
If you need a little extra attention in the drier areas of your face, a little dab of Purely Simple Face Cream works beautifully to add moisture without shine.

Spotless Blemish Oil
Rather than blowing up a blemish on your skin leaving a dry, crusty mess, this gentle but powerful blend simply convinces blemishes to sneak away silently.

Super Important Next Steps

Once things start to even out, you can add a weekly dose of our Detox Exfoliating Mask to keep things clear, especially in oily or congested areas. You can also use it as a spot treatment by applying a tiny amount to a blemish and leaving it there for about ten minutes, followed by Spotless Blemish Oil if needed. You may add our Purely Gentle Mud Cleanser for a morning cleanse, and continue the Black Clay Facial Soap in the evenings.

Additionally, keeping a food journal and managing stress will be important on your skin-balancing journey. By watching how your skin reacts to inflammatory foods like dairy and sugar, you’ll have more information to guide your food choices. And managing your stress in a proactive manner will decrease your circulating cortisol levels, reducing the effects of stress on your skin.

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