Characteristics of sensitive combination skin
Sensitive combination skin has a combination of dry and oily-greasy skin zones. Rosacea-sensitive skin that is prone to redness, pustules or papules also belongs to this skin type. With combination skin, the skin in the T-zone of the forehead, nose and chin area usually appears greasy and shiny with increased sebum production and enlarged pores. There are more blemishes, blackheads (comedones) and pimples. The cheek and neck area, on the other hand, is more prone to dryness. Tension, itching and wrinkles caused by dryness often occur in the dry areas.
Formation and causes of blackheads and pimples
Blackheads occur when a sebum gland that produces more sebum becomes clogged and keratinized just under the skin. When the clogged pore becomes inflamed under the influence of bacteria, a pimple develops. Combination skin is mostly genetic. The impurities increase with hormonal imbalance, stress, or an unhealthy diet. Inadequate detoxification of the body via the intestines - due to a disturbed intestinal flora - can also trigger pimples. Sometimes the skin is simply sensitive to so-called comedogenic substances that are used in cosmetics and can promote pimples.
Care tips for balanced skin
Tip 1: Cleanser without surfactants & without alcohol
An excessively degreasing facial cleansing causes the skin to further increase its sebum production in response and to secrete more and more sebum. This sets in motion a vicious circle. Instead, we recommend extremely gentle facial cleansing for sensitive combination skin. Instead of aggressive surfactants and fat-dissolving alcohol, the myrto Cleansing Cream uses white clay (kaolin). This gently removes dirt and excess sebum without weakening the protective skin barrier.
Tip 2: Soothing toner for extra moisture
A skin-soothing toner is ideal for providing your skin with additional moisture after cleansing. The organic magnolia toner is rich in antioxidants and thanks to aloe vera and hyaluronic acid donates a lot of moisture. It counteracts blemished skin and pimples, but also feelings of tension and dry spots. The recipe is free from irritating ingredients such as alcohol and fragrances.
Tip 3: Balancing face cream with anti-comedogenic ingredients
To bring your sensitive combination skin back into balance, choose a day cream without comedogenic ingredients. They can make the blemished skin and pimples worse. So avoid mineral oils (e.g. paraffinum liquidum) or silicones, which clog your skin pores. They lie like an impermeable film on your skin and interfere with skin breathing. Instead, opt for anti-comedogenic natural vegetable oils that are quickly and completely absorbed by the skin. These are mainly:
- Grapeseed oil - strengthens the skin's own protective layer, ensures a more even complexion and works against cornification of the epidermis. The sebum-regulating and anti-inflammatory effects of grape seed oil have been confirmed in numerous studies.
- Jojoba oil - also balances sebum production. It cannot be metabolized by the pimple-causing P. Acnes Bacterium. Jojoba oil allows existing pimples, pustules and inflammation to heal faster.
- Argan oil - has a strong antibacterial effect against impurities. It increases the skin's own moisture retention and can visibly improve the appearance of acne skin.
The myrto organic day cream for sensitive combination skin is a light, non-greasy facial care product that is quickly and completely absorbed by the skin without leaving an oily skin shine. The slightly mattifying day cream is free from irritating additives. It does not contain any skin-irritating preservatives or fragrances, nor does it contain drying alcohol or skin-weakening emulsifiers.
Tip 4: Facial serums and facial oils for blackheads, pimples and acne
Organic facial serums for pimples, acne and inflammation contain herbal combinations of active ingredients that reduce sebum production and at the same time have an anti-inflammatory effect - without drying out the skin. Recommended plant-based active ingredients in facial serums for sensitive combination skin are, for example, beta-glucan, copaiba balsam, green tea, liquorice root, magnolia bark, bakuchiol, vitamin C, niacinamide or willow bark. Ultra-low molecular hyaluronic acid also has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Organic face oils for oily, blemished skin areas work according to the model principle. This signals to the skin that it has an abundant supply of fat and can therefore reduce its own sebum production. In addition, the composition of the skin's own lipids (sebum) is favorably influenced, so that the pimple:
- Black seed oil - works against acne, pimples and fungal diseases. Black seed oil is rich in linoleic acid, reduces inflammation, soothes itching and alleviates allergic skin reactions.
- Tamanu oil - soothes blemished, reddened and irritated skin. Tamanu oil with its high linoleic acid content is recommended for acne, has a healing effect on wounds and scars, and soothes eczema.