Your skin is Sensitive, with a Combination of dry and oily, Acne-Prone, has signs of Rhytides, also known as aging lines and evidence of Hyperpigmentation.

Sensitive skin can be prone to itching and irritation when using cosmetics and skincare. 

Combination skin can be challenging because there are areas of your face that may be too oily, while other areas are too dry. Because you have a combination of dry and oily skin, there are times when you may need a moisturizing cleanser and times when you'll need a stronger cleanser that removes excess oil. That's why we've included two cleansers in your kit. After the initial kit, you may decide that your skin prefers and works well with just one. Keep in mind though that it is very likely your skin will need a stronger cleanser (Youth To The People) in the summer, and a moisturizing cleanser (Josh Rosebrook) in the winter.

Dry skin has many causes including improper hydration, exposure to the elements, poor exfoliation, side effects of medications, imbalanced diet, and genetic predisposition. Having dry skin also means your skin scatters light, leading to a dull and rough appearance and tends to become more easily irritated and red. The right combination of natural plant oils can be used to create a highly effective moisturizer with restorative properties for your dry skin. On the other hand, Oily skin is due to an over secretion of sebum from your sebaceous glands, and usually occurs in the central areas of the face (nose, central cheeks, central forehead and chin). 

When choosing products for Acne-Prone skin, it is essential that they maximize protective and anti-aging benefits, while avoiding the formation of acne. While there are anti-aging ingredients that may trigger acne, others will prevent and treat acne while exerting rejuvenating effects. 

Our Marko & Lane dermatologist did note evidence of Hyperpigmentation, a condition that reveals itself in the form of diffuse patches of darker skin, or smaller brown spots that can result from cumulative sun and environmental exposure. Sometimes this dark discoloration can also occur from acne that leaves brown spots after resolving. The most important topical product to use to prevent discoloration is a high quality broad spectrum sunscreen. Equally important is adding skin brightening and lightening creams that contains several ingredients combating pigment including Vitamin C, B3, and UVA ursi, a botanical compound found to block excessive melanin production.

Rhytides, also known as superficial aging lines, are a result of several factors including repeated facial muscle contraction over time, cumulative sun and environmental exposure leading to free radical damage, and genetic factors. There are ways to combat aging with effective topical creams containing ferulic acid and vitamin-A derived compounds such as retinol.


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