Epionce 101.Normal to Combination Skin Type Recommendations

December 27, 2011 | posted by Justin Skeesuck

After cleansing your face in the morning you notice shine at about 3:00, or just in specific T-zone areas during the day, chances are you are a Normal to Combination skin type. Combination types may also notice more dryness or even flakiness on the cheeks.  Normal to Combination skin has small to medium visible pores, and minimal to moderate break-outs during monthly cycle along jawline/chin or neck, or in T-zone.  To start your Epionce regimen, look for products that are labeled with two dots for Normal to Combination skin.

Your focus is on maintaining a sebum balance in your skin, while calming damaging inflammatory factors and strengthening barrier protection.  One of my favorite products to recommend for Normal to Combination skin types (that actually works well for all skin types) is  Gentle Foaming Cleanser.  It is a lightly foaming cleanser that gently yet thoroughly cleanses the skin without leaving it feeling tight or sensitized.

Your treatment product depends on your individual skin conditions.  For overall anti-aging and to help control occasional break-outs or hormonal flares, Lytic is formulated with azelaic acid, salicylic acid, meadowfoam, date, bisabolol and flax to help reduce visible redness, smooth rough skin texture and keep pores clean.  For anti-aging with unwanted pigmentation, instead of Lytic try MelanoLyte Tx, formulated for all skin types with crithmum maritimum algae extract, licorice root and undecylenoyl phenalalanine to encourage cell turnover and skin lightening.

Renewal Facial Lotion is best for providing moderate hydration to Normal to Combination skin types. It is made with a blend of safflower, meadowfoam, apple, date, flax and avocado to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, which strengthens your skin barrier.  If your skin needs more moisture, add Balancing Toner (Rebalancing Clarifier) with humectant properties to attract and hold moisture within the skin.  If your skin needs extra attention with break-out treatment, add Purifying Toner (Purifying Lytic Toner) to spot-treat blemishes, or use all-over to control excess sebum activity.

Remember, this is just a primer for getting started with your Epionce regimen.  Your skin care professional is an invaluable resource to help you reach your skin care goals, after assessing your skin type and conditions.  See your skin care professional to help you find the Epionce products that are best suited to your needs.

Next blog: Oily Skin Type Recommendations.