Combination skin can be tricky and one of the best ways of dealing with it is to use the method which the German skin guru Dr Hauschka advises. It's very simple, effective and cost efficient: only moisturise your skin during the day and leave your skin bare of any products at night. By leaving off your skin cream, the skin will produce its own natural moisture and in so doing, balance your skin better. It may take a couple of weeks for you to see a difference and any dry areas may feel a little tight to begin with but persevere and eventually, you'll find that your skin balances out better.

Because you won't be moisturising at night, you can be generous during the day. For combination skin, I recommend you use Mir products which are rich in anti-ageing ingredients but light on the skin and non-comedogenic (which means they won't clog your pores or aggravate your blackheads). Part of the product line is argan oil but don't be alarmed, this is not a greasy or clogging product, it goes on silky smooth and your skin will absorb it easily. Everyone I've recommended it to raves about it and has seen a difference in their skin in a matter of weeks. You simply mix a drop or two into Mir moisturising cream. Alternatively, try the Mir Skin Silk lotion which already contains argan oil so it's been pre-mixed for you.

Eye creams are a con - a way for cosmetics companies to sell more products so don't waste your money. But you do need an ultra gentle, high quality product that will not cause your eyes to puff up - which is usually a reaction to the chemicals in skin creams or eye products. Mir skin products are so gentle that they double up as eye creams so you can use a single product over your whole face.

Cleansing is of vital importance and there is a beauty secret to achieving perfectly clean skin, free of blackheads but without drying it or stripping it. I've written about this at length in my blog and it has transformed my own skin so I can't praise it highly enough. Go to and look at the post entitled 'How Clean is Your Skin?' in which you will find details of my secret solution: microfibre cloths. These were invented by doctors so you can rest assured that you are using something safe, effective and kind to skin. Your skin will be cleaner and clearer than ever.

Toner is not necessary if you cleanse correctly but if you want to use one, Mir do a good toner for combination skin which contains natural rose water - this is a gentle but effective astringent for combination skin but won't dry the skin out. Caudalie do a very nice toner for sensitive skin too (which you can use to remove eye make-up gently) but if you use a microfibre cloth, you won't need toner or an exfoliating product as the cloth will do all that for you and will help balance your combination skin. Exfolation is very important, especially in clogged areas (where you have blackheads). A micro fibre cloth will exfoliate your skin like nothing else and will do it ultra gently without any risk of damaging the skin.

If you go to 'Our Star Selection' on my blog, you'll see other product recommendations and the website for Mir products.

Finally, to prevent further wrinkles, wear a high sunblock every single day. SPF 15 in winter and SPF 30 in summer. And don't forget to pat it around your eyes to stop any further crows feet. 85% of skin ageing is caused by the sun so an SPF is your skin's best friend. They can clog pores so only use mineral powder (the best is Jane Iredale and she does a mineral sunblock, you'll find sources for Jane Iredale products on my blog) or try the Australian brand Invisible Zinc, as recommended by Elle Macpherson, Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger.

I don't sell anything, these are simply my own recommendations based on experience. I'm almost 44 and I don't have a single line or wrinkle on my face so trust me, my method works! read more at

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My name is Alexia Wolker, I am a blogger and work as an editor.