If the skin on your face feels oily in some parts and dry in others, then you have something called, ‘combination skin’. The various facials, cleansers, and face washes out there usually cater only to oily or dry skin, and using either one almost always ends up making the other parts oilier or drier.
When managing combination skin, it is essential to remember that the oily areas are usually located in the T-zone (forehead, nose, upper lip, and chin), while the regions that are made of dry to normal skin, are usually the cheeks.
Being so tricky to take care of, here are 9 dermatologist-recommended DIY face packs to even out the textures of combination skin and give you that natural glow
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1. An Orange Yogurt Parfait For Your Face
With dehydrated orange peels and yogurt, give your combination skin some dessert. Orange’s citrus lightens your skin and while the yogurt moisturizes and tightens your pores.
First, dry an orange peel in the sun or outside, then grind it and add two tablespoons of yogurt to make a thick paste. Apply it on your face for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water.
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2. Honey & Lemon’s Golden Fusion
Honey acts as a natural dryness moisturizer, while lemon juice is a potent drying and lightening ingredient, which makes them a perfect fusion for combination skin.
Just mix a tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of lemon juice and spread the mix evenly on your face for around 15 minutes. Wash it off with some warm water.
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3. Banana And Egg White Facial Batter
The pore-tightening powers of egg whites, and the moisturizing effects of banana both act as a skin softening and hydrating lock for your face, and also work wonders in softening rough tips of your hair.
Mash a ripe banana and add an egg white to make a paste. Then, apply the mix to your face, with a thin layer on the oily parts and a thicker layer for the dry areas. After about 10 to 15 minutes, wash it off with warm water.
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4. Oat And Yogurt Shake For The Face
Giving your skin an occasional scrub or exfoliation is crucial to even out those oily and dry parts, cleanse those clogged pores, and wash off dead skin cells. The rough texture of oats helps with that scrubbing action, while the yogurt helps moisturize and keep your skin supple and not get too dry.
Start by mixing a cup of raw oats and about 3 tablespoons of yogurt to make a grainy paste. Apply a thick layer of the mix to the T-zone and a very thin layer onto the cheeks. After that, gently massage it onto your face for 10 minutes and then wash off with warm water.
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5. Honey And Cooling Cucumber Facial Cocktail
If your skin ranges from combination skin to oily, then the gooey texture of honey will tighten your pores while the cucumber juice cools, de-tans, and moisturizes your skin.
Start by grating and grinding a small cucumber into a fine juice. Next, add about a tablespoon of honey and mix well. Apply the fusion onto your face and leave it to dry. Wash your face with some warm water after.
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6. A Facial Parfait Using Mashed Papaya Or Banana With Lemon Juice
If your skin tilts more to the dry side of combination skin, then a ripe portion of banana or papaya can nourish, soften, and smoothen that dryness away. Adding some lemon juice is effective in making sure your skin doesn’t get too oily and can even lighten its tone.
Smash a banana or a slice of papaya to a pulp in a bowl, and then squeeze half a lemon into it. Mix it evenly and then apply it on your face, leaving it to dry for about half an hour. Wash your face after with some warm water.
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7. Rich Yogurt, Rosewater, And Honey Facial Pudding
Fusing the hydrating and cleansing effects of yogurt, the soothing and aromatic elements of rosewater, and the moisture locking properties of honey, this combination seamlessly tones and closes the pores of your skin.
First, add 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 2 teaspoons of honey and mix them into an even paste. Next, add and mix 3 drops of rose water to the combination. Apply the mix to your face and wash it off after around 15 minutes with cool water.
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8. A Cucumber Dairy Smoothie For The Summer
Keep your skin hydrated and cool with juicy cucumbers, moisturized and soft with milk powder, and evenly balancing the oily and dry parts of your skin with yogurt. This face pack is your best bet to radiant skin.
Usage Method: Mix a tablespoon of milk powder, with a tablespoon of yogurt, and a cup of ground cucumber juice into a fine paste. Apply the mix on your face and let it dry for about 30 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.
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9. Milk, Honey, Lemon Juice, And Almond Oil Elixir
Let’s take the face-pack difficulty up a notch. The lactic acid in milk makes your skin supple, the honey enables the milk to enter your pores and keep it moisturized and locked in, while the lemon juice keeps the oily parts at bay as the almond oil gives your dry cheeks a nourished and subtle glow.
Mix two tablespoons of milk with a teaspoon of honey and apply it all over your face. Next, apply 2 drops of lemon juice on the oily T-zone and some almond oil on the dry cheeks. Leave these all on your face for around 20 minutes and then wash them off with some warm water.
Each of these face packs do wonders for combination skin and can even give other skin types an additional and caring touch of softness and beauty. Try using one of them as per need, at least once a week.