Skin Care Basics: The T-Zone

 

Tackle the T-Zone 

Welcome to our first post in the Skin Care Basics Guide; series where we breakdown common skin care practices to serve as a refresher or simply just to add facts to your growing bank of skin care knowledge. As more techniques, methods, and tools come onto the market, it’s important to understand the foundation of skin and how to treat it.

Take the t-zone for example.

The t-zone gets its name from the T shaped area that covers your face. This area makes up the central part of your face covering the forehead, nose, and chin. It’s long been infamous as an area prone to excess oil, whiteheads, and blackheads. We once heard it referred to as the Bermuda Triangle of the face, you just never know what’s going to end up there.

Composition of the T-Zone

Despite the hype around the t-zone, it’s actually way less scary than you would think. The t-zone has a higher proportion of oil glands than other parts of your face. This is why you might see more excess oil or be prone to breakouts in this area. Combination skin is often the result of this. It means that one area of your face is oily while the other is normal or dry.

If your t-zone is struggle bussin’ with blackheads and whiteheads, we know that this can be a self-confidence killer. How are you supposed to treat your face when it has such polarizing issues? One of the main goals of skin care is to get your skin back to a base. Think of it as the tools you need to create a fresh canvas. That’s why finding the right routine and products is so important for getting that balance.

 

Follow these simple tips for a healthy and glowing T-Zone

Find Yourself a Cleansing Combo:

When it comes to the t-zone, cleansers are your best friend. We recommend finding two different cleansers that treat different parts of your skin. Use one in the morning and one at night. In the morning, use a gentle cleanser that will clean your skin without causing dryness. At night, find a cleanser with ingredients that fight breakouts, such as salicylic acid.

Deal with Breakouts:

Apply a mask that’s main aim is to unclog and exfoliate your skin. We recommend our Enzyme Exfoliating Mask – it’s our top seller for a reason. Use it 2 to 3 times a week for the best results.

Another option to consider is to spot treat. Just be careful with this. Glycolic Serum is always a great go to product for treating breakouts. The naturally derived glycolic acid offers an effective level of chemical exfoliation without the harsh side effects commonly associated with exfoliation. Apply it in dime sized amounts to the t-zone or other problem areas. We recommend starting off by applying it three times a week, with rotation in between. Apply it too liberally and you risk drying out your skin.

Once you have your t-zone in harmony with the rest of your skin, you can finally start experimenting with other products.

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