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Balancing Combination Skin: Tips and Benefits of Natural Skincare Products

Combination skin presents a unique challenge, with some areas of the face being oily while others are dry. This can make finding the right skincare routine tricky. Addressing both dryness and oiliness requires a balanced approach and the right products.

Willow & Birch Apothecary offers a range of face products designed to meet these needs, helping you achieve healthy, balanced skin. Let’s explore how to care for combination skin and the benefits of using Willow & Birch products!


Understanding Combination Skin

Combination skin is characterized by having both dry and oily areas on the face. Typically, the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is oily, while the cheeks and other areas may be dry. This skin type can be influenced by genetics, environmental factors, and one’s skincare routine. A balanced skincare regimen is so important for managing both dry and oily areas effectively.

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Why Is My Skin Dry?

Dry skin can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Environmental Conditions: Cold weather, low humidity, and exposure to harsh winds can strip the skin of moisture.
  • Diet: Lack of essential fatty acids and vitamins can contribute to skin dryness. Not drinking enough water can also be a factor.
  • Skincare Habits: Using harsh cleansers and skipping moisturizers can lead to dry skin.

It’s important to use gentle, hydrating products to replenish and maintain your skin’s moisture barrier.

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Why Is My Face So Oily?

Oily skin may be the result of:

  • Hormonal Changes: Hormones, particularly during puberty, pregnancy, or one’s menstrual cycle, can increase oil production.
  • Genetics: If your parents have oily skin, chances are you might too.
  • Skincare Products: Using products that are too harsh can strip the skin of oils, causing it to produce even more oil as a defense mechanism.

Managing oily skin involves using products that regulate oil production without over-drying the skin.

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How to Fix Dry Skin

To relieve dryness, consider the following tips:

  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water, and use hydrating skincare products.
  • Moisturize: Use a moisturizer that contains ingredients like glycerin and natural oils to lock in moisture.
  • Gentle Cleansing: Avoid harsh cleansers that can strip the skin of natural oils. Instead, opt for an all-natural, gentle soap.

Using products like Willow & Birch’s Rose Petals Day Cream can provide essential hydration and soothe dry skin.


How to Get Rid of Oily Skin

Controlling oil production requires:

  • Proper Cleansing: Cleanse your face twice daily with a gentle, oil-free cleanser.
  • Natural Moisturizers: Use lightweight, natural moisturizers that provide hydration without clogging pores.
  • Exfoliation: Regular exfoliation can help remove excess oil and dead skin cells. (However, be sure to use a gentle exfoliator, such as a soft sea sponge, for the face.)

Willow & Birch’s Rose Water Facial Mist can help refresh and balance oily skin throughout the day.


Benefits of Key Ingredients in Willow & Birch Apothecary Products

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Rose Petals Day Cream

Ingredients: Rosehip seed oil, sweet almond oil, beeswax, vitamin e, palmarosa essential oil

Benefits: This day cream hydrates the skin, soothes irritation, and has anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal for addressing dryness and maintaining a healthy moisture balance. 


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Sweet Dreams Night Cream

Ingredients: Shea butter, sweet almond oil, vegetable glycerin, lavender essential oil, patchouli essential oil

Benefits: This night cream provides deep hydration and helps repair the skin overnight, reducing redness and inflammation. 


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Rose Water Facial Mist

Ingredients: Rose hydrosol, witch hazel, neroli, rose absolute

Benefits: This facial mist offers instant hydration, refreshes the skin, and has calming effects, making it perfect for oily and combination skin types. 


Incorporating Willow & Birch Apothecary Products into Your Skincare Routine

To effectively balance combination skin, consider this routine:



  1. Cleanse with a gentle cleanser
  2. Apply Rose Water Facial Mist to refresh the skin.
  3. Moisturize with Rose Petals Day Cream for hydration and protection.



  1. Remove makeup using a small amount of Sweet Dreams Night Cream and gently wiping away with a cotton ball.
  2. Cleanse with a gentle cleanser.
  3. Apply Sweet Dreams Night Cream to nourish and repair the skin overnight.


Balancing combination skin requires a tailored approach and the right products. Willow & Birch Apothecary offers effective solutions to manage both dry and oily areas, helping you achieve healthy, balanced skin. Give our products a try, and experience the benefits of a well-rounded skincare routine.


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