combination skin

Identifying your skin type is essential in developing a daily care and treatment program that will help you maintain clear, healthy, radiant skin.

For a skin care program to be the most effective, your regimen of cleansing, toning, moisturizing and specialized treatments must be tailored to your own unique skin.

Combination skin is characterized by excess oils and enlarged pores along the center panel of the face, including forehead, chin and nose, resulting in a shiny appearance. Cheeks, however, tend to be normal or dry.

recommended home care to promote oil balance in combination skin:


Cleanse twice a day, selecting a cleanser that lathers well in order to reduce excess oils on the skin surface. Prior to cleansing, use a non-oily makeup remover.


Exfoliate twice a week. If using a product containing grains, do not over stimulate the oil glands by massaging excessively.


Two types of masks are recommended. A clay mask for oily areas and a hydrating mask for less oily areas. Any masks works more effectively if you exfoliate dead skin cells prior to applying.


Use toner twice a day after cleansing. Select a toner with citric acids to encourage cell turnover.


Moisturize with a lightweight gel-based product during the day and a slightly heavier cream-based moisturizer at night to keep the skin's natural oils in balance.


Use a gel-based sunscreen in warmer climates and a cream-based one in colder climates. Apply sunscreen, with an SPF of 15, twenty to thirty minutes prior to sun exposure for maximum protection.


During the day, use blotting tissues or facial towelettes to remove any excess oil.

ideal skin's recommended professional treatments for combination skin

Intensive Deep Cleaning Facial does an excellent job cleaning the problematic T- zone of combination skin and reducing excessive oil secretion.

Glycolic Acid Peelrefines enlarged pores, common in combination skin, while also helping to reduce excess surface oil.

Lactic Acid Peel moisturizes, conditions and heals the skin, using an acid that is found naturally in our own bodies. This makes lactic acid peels less likely to cause skin irritation even when performed on a very regular basis.