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Balancing Combination Skin, Catherine's Story

What is Combination Skin?

Combination skin is characterized by two or more different skin types that occur at the same time.  Generally the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) is oily and the cheeks are normal to dry.  Combination skin is usually hereditary, with the oil glands in the T-zone being more active, but it can also be caused by using the wrong products for your skin type.  Drying and irritating skin care products can stimulate the oil glands in the T-zone while drying out the cheeks at the same time creating a slick T-zone with dry, red or rough cheeks.

Treating Combination Skin

The key to treating combination skin is to find a combination of products that balances the skin, neither stimulating oil nor drying the skin.

Start with a gentle cleanser.  Enzymatic Cleanser gently yet thoroughly cleanses the skin and is suitable for all skin types.  Pineapple and Papaya Enzymes help dissolve dead skin cells and smooth the skin's surface.

Follow with an antioxidant rich serum designed to reduce inflammation and protect the skin.  Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator is excellent for combination skin and will provide anti-aging benefits without stimulating oil production.  Pink Silk will sooth dry areas and smooth the skin helping it to look more even and balanced.

For daytime, it's important for combination skin types to use an oil free daytime moisturizer with SPF.  Last Step SPF 50 will protect the skin from the sun's damaging rays without clogging pores or causing breakouts.  It will hydrate dry areas without causing slickness in the T-zone.

For evening, Copper CoQ10 Moisturizer, a light weight, multitask moisturizer will sooth, calm and balance the skin while improving skin's texture and tone.

Catherine's Story

28 year old Catherine has combination skin, with an oily nose, upper lip and forehead with very dry cheeks.

Catherine has been a Derma MD customer since 2010 when she was introduced to the products at the Vancouver Spa Show.  She left the show with Enzymatic Cleanser, Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator, Copper CoQ10 Moisturizer and Last Step SPF 50 and has been hooked ever since!

Her favorite product is Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator

"My skin now has a more even colour tone. My cheeks used to be blotchy in colour and they always felt bumpy/rough.  My skin felt much smoother immediately after the 1st use [Pink Silk]. I was amazed! No other product had this effect! As for evening out my blotchy, bumpy skin tone, that took around 2-3 weeks after daily use and I only use this once per day to maximize its lifespan!"

- Catherine G

Some benefits she has experienced from long-term use include:

- velvety, buttery smooth skin

- more even skin tone

- prevention of lines and wrinkles

Catherine is a great example of "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".  By starting young and using products that not only balance her combination skin but also help to prevent the signs of aging, we suspect Catherin's skin will continue to look great for years to come!

"I love all the Derma MD products I've tried, but it became a bit too expensive for me after we bought a house, had a baby, etc. However, I'll always budget for my Pink Silk!"

- Catherine G


Glowingly yours,

Lisa P

Skincare Specialist
Derma MD Canada




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Stunning at 60, Sylvie's Story

Ageless Beauty

Sylvie, a 60 year old grandmother of 4 grand-daughters, has always taken pride in her skin.  Since her early 30's she booked regular visits to her favorite esthetician and used quality skincare products.  In her late 40's her esthetician, who she had worked with for years, retired leaving Sylvie lost in a sea of expensive beauty products with no direction.

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Winning the Battle with Acne, Kari's Story

Kari's Story

Kari is a busy mom of 2 in her early 30's who has been battling acne since she was 11 years old. Kari came to us with moderate acne breakouts, mostly along her chin and jawline. She had tried everything to cure her acne and even considered more drastic measures such as Accutane! On top of that she was also beginning to become concerned with preventing fine lines and wrinkles.

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Is Your Skin Thirsty?

Does your skin feel tight, dry or itchy? 

If so, your skin may be dehydrated.  Dehydration is a common skin condition that can occur in all skin types.  Most people will experience skin dehydration at some point in their lives.  If you have ever had a sun burn or wind burn you have experienced a more severe form of skin dehydration.  That tight, hot, itchy feeling is your skin crying out for moisture.  Dehydration doesn't have to be that severe to be damaging though.  Even subtle signs of dehydration can lead to premature aging and a dull, lackluster complexion.

In assessing your own skin, it is important to know the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin.

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