Combination skin with pigmentation: Skincare routine from dermatologist

Combination skin with pigmentation: Skincare routine from dermatologist

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 18/05/17

This skincare routine will help you in achieving optimum oil secretion in combination skin type with a reduction in melasma, tanning and light brown dark patches or spots. However, you might need a prescription of skin lightening night cream for more stubborn dark patches/spots from your dermatologist along with this skin care regime. So let us get started! 

Well, you need to put your heart and soul into this skincare regime to get the results. The regime is simple and it involves:

  • 3 daily steps in the morning and night: CTM- cleansing, toning and moisturising
  • 2 weekly steps on Sundays that include scrubbing followed by face pack.

Well, the key to rediscovering your beauty is discipline to follow the steps given below for at least 3 months. Though I can't promise you flawless skin but you can definitely gain a healthy skin. Also, I must tell you that as you change from the chemical laden products to green skin care products, your skin might need time to adjust. However, you should not get excessive redness, burning, rash, or breakouts with this regime. In such cases, discontinue the regime because we are using potent herbs and essential oils that might NOT suit some of you. Lastly, you still have to use sunscreen and night cream from the market because a high level of expertise is needed to make these products at home. I have also provided you with alternative safer skincare product to buy from the market, just in case you don't have time to make homemade skincare products.

MORNING REGIME

Product

How to use

Recipe

Face wash

Begin your morning regime by washing your face.

Homemade Face Wash For Combination Skin

Toner

Pat dry your skin with a soft towel and wipe your face with cotton dipped in the toner.

Make Homemade Toner For Combination Skin

or 

 buy Instanatural Vitamin C toner

Sunscreen

Put sunscreen of  SPF 30 around 30 minutes before stepping out in bright sun.

Garnier Skin Moisture Rescue Actively Hydrating Daily Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 15

Or

Bioderma Photoderm Spot Spf 50+ Sunscreen

or 

Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening And Brightening Gel Cream SPF-25 (affordable option but has few controversial ingredients)

 

NIGHT REGIME

Product

How to use

Recipe

Face wash

Begin your night regime by washing your face.

Homemade Face Wash For Combination Skin: DIY Recipe From Dermatologist

Toner

Pat dry your skin with a soft towel and wipe your face with cotton dipped in the toner.

Make Homemade Toner For Combination Skin

or 

Buy Instanatural Vitamin C toner

Night cream

Gently massage night cream on your face, until it get absorbed.

Biluma cream (affordable option but has few controversial ingredients)

or 

Instanatural Skin Brightening Serum 

For stubborn dark patches or spots, consult a dermatologist.

 

WEEKLY REGIME: On Sundays

Product

How to use

Recipe

Scrub

Gently scrub your face for 2-3 minutes and pat dry.

Make Facial Scrub For Combination Skin

Face Pack

Apply face pack until dry.

Make Skin-lightening face pack for combination skin

or buy Herbal roots Fairness Ubtan 

What ingredients will you need to make above homemade skincare products?

You SHOULD make face wash, toner, face pack and scrub at home. The whole process will NOT take more than 30 minutes and the products would last almost a month. I am sure you can INVEST 30 minutes to get back GAIN of healthy and radiant skin! These ingredients would last for almost 2 years provided you store them in a dry and cool palce.

Ingredients

Use for

Where to buy

Chickpea flour or Besan

Face wash and

face pack

Buy online by clicking, Chickpea flour or from Indian grocery store

Oats

Face wash and

face pack

Buy online by clicking, Best Oats for skin or from Indian grocery store

Turmeric

Face wash

Buy online by clicking, Turmeric: list of recipes or from Indian grocery store

Neem powder

Face wash

Buy online by clicking, Best Neem powder for skin

Lemon peel powder

Face wash and

face pack

Buy online by clicking, Lemon Peel powder: list of recipes

Rose water

Toner

Buy online by clicking, Best chemical free rose water

Glycerine

Toner

Buy online by clicking:

Amazon.in

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

Apple cider vinegar

Toner

Buy online by clicking,

Amazon.in

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

Aloe vera

Scrub and face pack

Buy online by clicking, Best (chemical free) aloe vera gel: Dermatocare Pick.

Brown sugar

 

Scrub

Buy online by clicking,

Amazon.in

amazon.com

amazon.co.uk

or from Indian grocery store

Raw Honey

Face pack

Buy online by clicking,  Best raw honey: Dermatocare Pick

Licorice

Or Mulethi

Face pack

Buy online by clicking, Licorice or Mulethi for Skin and Hair

Cucumber

Face pack

Take a cucumber slice and grate it

Mashed Papaya

Face pack

Take a slice just beneath this peel and mash it

 

Well, you need to put your heart and soul into this skincare regime to get the results. The regime is simple and it involves:

  • 3 daily steps in the morning and night: CTM- cleansing, toning and moisturising
  • 2 weekly steps on Sundays that include scrubbing followed by face pack.

Well, the key to rediscovering your beauty is discipline to follow the steps given below for at least 3 months. Though I can't promise you flawless skin but you can definitely gain a healthy skin. Also, I must tell you that as you change from the chemical laden products to green skin care products, your skin might need time to adjust. However, you should not get excessive redness, burning, rash, or breakouts with this regime. In such cases, discontinue the regime because we are using potent herbs and essential oils that might NOT suit some of you. Lastly, you still have to use sunscreen and night cream from the market because a high level of expertise is needed to make these products at home. I have also provided you with alternative safer skincare product to buy from the market, just in case you don't have time to make homemade skincare products.

MORNING REGIME

Product

How to use

Recipe

Face wash

Begin your morning regime by washing your face.

Homemade Face Wash For Combination Skin

Toner

Pat dry your skin with a soft towel and wipe your face with cotton dipped in the toner.

Make Homemade Toner For Combination Skin

or 

 buy Instanatural Vitamin C toner

Sunscreen

Put sunscreen of  SPF 30 around 30 minutes before stepping out in bright sun.

Garnier Skin Moisture Rescue Actively Hydrating Daily Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 15

Or

Bioderma Photoderm Spot Spf 50+ Sunscreen

or 

Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Skin Whitening And Brightening Gel Cream SPF-25 (affordable option but has few controversial ingredients)

 

NIGHT REGIME

Product

How to use

Recipe

Face wash

Begin your night regime by washing your face.

Homemade Face Wash For Combination Skin: DIY Recipe From Dermatologist

Toner

Pat dry your skin with a soft towel and wipe your face with cotton dipped in the toner.

Make Homemade Toner For Combination Skin

or 

Buy Instanatural Vitamin C toner

Night cream

Gently massage night cream on your face, until it get absorbed.

Biluma cream (affordable option but has few controversial ingredients)

or 

Instanatural Skin Brightening Serum 

For stubborn dark patches or spots, consult a dermatologist.

 

WEEKLY REGIME: On Sundays

Product

How to use

Recipe

Scrub

Gently scrub your face for 2-3 minutes and pat dry.

Make Facial Scrub For Combination Skin

Face Pack

Apply face pack until dry.

Make Skin-lightening face pack for combination skin

or buy Herbal roots Fairness Ubtan 

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