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Summary

Frequently confused with normal skins, combination skins are neglected. Big mistake: in reality they require very special attention.

The problems of the “T” zone

On the “T” zone, that is to say the chin, the nose and the forehead, skins that tend towards combination can display imperfections like the much feared blackheads.

This type of imperfection corresponds to an accumulation of sebum at the opening of the sebaceous canal. The colour of the spot is due to a reaction of the lipids in the sebum to the air at the surface of the skin (it can be said to ‘oxidise’). If the blackhead becomes infected, it can evolve into a red or white spot.  So, to avoid this irritation, let’s look after our combination skin with greater attention!

Localised problems on the cheeks and temples

Beyond the T zone, combination skin tends to be normal or dry.  If it is dry, it is because it lacks of lipids and sometimes of water.  The production of sebum being insufficient, the skin is dehydrated, it tightens. The solution? Hydration, using special products.

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