It’s easy to find products for your skin that actually work if you know what skin type you have, whether it’s dry or oily. But when you have a combination of these two, it gets trickier. With combination skin, when you apply something to control the oil, the rest of your skin becomes dry and if you apply a product to moisturise you get oilier. I know the feeling – it seems as nothing helps and you end up spending money in products that don’t work and you’ll probably use once until you realise how bad it actually is.
After trying numerous products to control what’s going on in my face, I’m happy to say that I found a routine that does wonders for my skin.
I know every case is different but my skin routine might just work for you.
A year ago I started using the Yes To brand and my skin never looked better. Since I started using more natural products I’ve noticed a huge difference. My bare skin looks healthier and brighter.
My skin routine is divided in two stages: morning and evening.
In the morning I wash my face with the Yes to Tomatoes – Daily Clarifying Cleanser, moisturise my face with the Yes to Tomatoes – Daily Balancing Moisturiser – both products belong to the combination skin line – and finally moisturise my eye-area using the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment.
This product advertises that removes excess oils and impurities and in my opinion does just that. Since I started using this cleanser a little over a year ago, my skin has progressed so much. It no longer feel oily and in general just feels and looks clean. This cleanser has helped me clear my skin of spots, oiliness and redness while managing not to dry it.
One of the hardest things for me to find in terms of skin products was a good day moisturiser for combination skin that 1) didn’t dry my skin and 2) didn’t leave me feeling oily after a few hours. I know it seems contradictory but I just couldn’t find a moisturiser that actually moisturised. And then I came across the Daily Balancing Moisturiser. It does just what it claims: “… it both moisturises and balances, keeping your complexion carefree.”. Since I started using it I feel my skin hydrated throughout the entire day.
For the longest time I struggled with a dry eye-area and when I started using this eye cream I felt a huge difference after only one use. My eye-area no longer feels dry and the bags under my eyes are hardly noticeable. Made with avocado to moisturise, the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment is a must have if like me, you struggle with a dry eye-area.
Since during the day I tend to be quite busy I prefer to use products that will control the oil and prevent my face from looking shiny all day. The Yes to Tomatoes line does just that, leaving my face feeling clean and hydrated being that my skin no longer feels oily.
In the evening I exfoliate my face with the Yes to Grapefruit – Daily facial scrub and moisturise with a mixture of two products: first I apply three drops of Bio Oil and then the Yes to Carrots – Intense hydration night cream. Finally I moisturise my eye area using the Kiehl’s Creamy eye treatment once again.
I recently purchased this exfoliator and so far I’m loving it. It’s so gentle yet manages to remove all the dead skin, leaving me with a clean and bright complex. It’s formulated with Lemon Balm and Grapefruit to repair damaged skin and enhance its luminosity.
There’s no doubt that Bio Oil does wonders for a lot of people. Whether it’s used to improve scars and stretch-marks appearance or against ageing or dehydrated skin.
Since everyone was raving about this (I mean it has won more than 120 skincare awards), I decided to give it a try and so far it has been amazing. I apply three drops to my skin every night (two in my cheeks and one in my forehead) and gently rub it in my skin until it’s fully absorbed. Bio Oil is packed with vitamins and oils that are great to the skin and can be used for many different purposes.
Since the other Yes To products worked so well for my skin I decided to try this night cream. I wasn’t looking for a regular night cream but one that really moisturised. I’m not going to lie, I was a bit scared that it would leave me with oily skin but soon I realised this cream was one of my best purchases. Even though it was made for normal to dry skin, this intense hydration night cream does not leave my skin oily, even when I wake up the next morning. It hydrates like no other cream I’ve used before ever did and I wake up the next morning with softer and smoother skin.
At night I really value an intense hydration since my skin can get quite dry in some areas. This combination of products does a wonderful job at really hydrating my skin without causing oiliness.
How about you? Do you have any products you can’t live without?