Treatment for Combination Skin
The treatment for combination skin needs to take the different needs of the skin into account. The amount of skin fat (sebum) changes depending on the area of the face, because the distribution of the sebaceous and sudoriferous (sweat) glands is not homogeneous.
Skin can be normal or dry in some areas of the face and oily in others like the T-zone (nose, forehead and chin). The needs of each area depends how much sebum there is – dry zones require more lipids (essential fatty acids), while oily zones need nutrients that balance the sebaceous glands and reduce the amount of skin fat.
To treat combination skin we combine the treatments for dry skin on the cheeks and for oily skin on the T-zone. The condition of combination skin can accentuate with age, therefore it is very important to provide the skin with balanced nutrients and to avoid aggravating factors. In case of dry areas with desquamation, the skin may have seborrheic tendencies and require the treatment for seborrheic dermatitis.