What is combination skin? Joel Schlessinger MD tells about this commonly misdiagnosed skin condition. Skin care products are often targeted toward specific skin types. Normal, dry, oily and combination are the usual culprits – but what exactly is combination skin? Dr. Joel Schlessinger gives us his expert definition of combination skin and the best products for this special skin type.

Combination skin is commonly characterized by two or more different skin types on your face at the same time. Some areas of your face may be dry or flaky while other areas are oily. Sometimes, conditions such as wrinkles and breakouts, or dry skin and rosacea occur at the same time.

“Basically, combination skin is usually a mild yeast infection over the central areas of the face,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger. “With treatment, it can resolve, but it does tend to come back in time.”

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends the use of a 1% hydrocortisone product to help heal and soothe combination skin types. He prefers the use of FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% Hydrocortisone.

“Many people assume combination skin is a form of dry skin, but it is more akin to a mild form of psoriasis than anything else. Luckily, there are good treatments for it now,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

If you do not see signs of improvement in your skin after using a 1% hydrocortisone product, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends visiting your local dermatologist.

“The take home message, however, is that there isn’t really a skin care regimen that will treat it, but since it is a true skin condition, there are medications.”

You can find FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% Hydrocortisone at FixMySkin.com.

Posted Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Filed Under Category: Dermatology, Psoriasis Skin Care, Skin Care
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