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Combination Skin
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Combination skins are very common and are one of the most frequently misunderstood and mistreated skins. This type of skin has a greasy area, while the rest is dry or normal. The forehead, nose and chin i.e. the T-zone, may be greasy and the rest dry. It requires separate treatment for each area. Both the dry and greasy areas need moisturizing.

Care for Combination Skin

Clean the entire face twice a day with a mild cleanser. Apply a good moisturizer on the dry areas of the face as moisturizing the skin increases the penetration of water into the skin and reduces the rate at which water evaporates from the surface of the skin. For the oily areas apply any kind of oil absorbing creams and lotions.

Face Packs

Mix half a cup of powdered dry peas with three spoons of curd, juice of one lemon and half a cup of papaya pulp. Apply it on the face and keep for 20 minutes and wash your face with ice- cold water. Rub an ice cube dipped in rose water over the T-Zone. This pack helps in preventing the enlarged pores and blackheads.

  • Mash two tablespoons of ripe papaya flesh and spread over the face. Wash the face with warm water after 10-15 minutes. Apply this pack twice a week and after every facial. It will provide a health glow to the skin.

  • Apply a paste of barley meal, pea flower and rose water. Leave it for several hours on the skin. Later wash the face with tepid water. It will make the skin soft and supple.

  • Boil the carrot and turnip. Grind them to make a paste. Apply on the skin and leave for at least 15 minutes and then rinse the face with milk. This pack will provide the face with fresh and clean look.

Best Cream For Combination Skin

Cucumber cleansing cream

Melt the oils and wax in a pan over boiling water. Simultaneously heat the cucumber juice, glycerine, green colour and borax in a separate bowl. When the oil is melted and warm add water drop by drop and stir continuously. Now remove it from the heat and beat until it gets thick and cool. The cream should be made in a small quantity, as cucumber juice gets bad and it should be kept in the refrigerator.

  • Bees wax - Three teaspoons

  • Coconut oil – Four teaspoons

  • Olive oil – Five teaspoons

  • Cucumber juice – Four tablespoons

  • Glycerine – One teaspoon

  • Borax – A pinch

  • Green colour- One drop

Violet Cleansing Cream

  • Lanolin – Half tablespoon

  • Petroleum jelly – One tablespoon

  • Olive oil – Four tablespoon

  • Water - Ten tablespoons

  • Violet extract – Five drops

Melt the oils and heat the water. Mix them together while stirring slowly and continuously. Remove from the heat and continue to beat together.

Cure For Combination Skin

Elder flower water

Wash about a handful of elder flowers and mix six tablespoons of boiling water into a large jar. Leave it overnight and sieve the next morning. Mix three tablespoons of this water with three tablespoons of rose water, three tablespoons of hitch hazel and one teaspoon of boric acid. Shake all the ingredients and use the tonic daily.

Orange and lemon tonic

Put one slice of orange, half lemon and two tablespoons of castor sugar into a pan with a cup of milk. Heat the mixture to the boiling point. Allow it to cool and store in the refrigerator.

Gypsy rose water

Take two handfuls of dark, scented rose petals and put them in a glass jar. Add one litre of water and 200 grams of sugar in the jar. Set aside the mixture for two hours. Shake the mixture and strain it. Store the tonic in a cool place.




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