Take an oily chin, nose, and forehead (the T-Zone) and add in some dry areas on your cheeks plus oversized pores, and yes, you’ve got combination skin. If this sounds familiar, you may also know that it can be a tough skin type to treat. Some parts of your face may often look shiny, while others look dry and flaky. Skin may also look dull and rough due to the build-up of dead skin cells, while you may suffer from dry patches and breakouts at the same time. The issues can seem overwhelming at times and finding the best skincare routine for combination skin can be challenging. But it is possible to find an effective combination skincare routine—and it all starts with finding balance.
Understanding Combination Skin
Oily skin and combo skin can sometimes look similar and are often confused for one another. To truly know if you have combination skin, look at where your skin is oily. If it’s only in the T-Zone, that’s your clue. You’ll also see larger pores on 1/3 of your face, especially in this area. Still not sure if you have combination skin? Take this skin type quiz.
Skin Care Routine for Combination Skin
When it comes to combination skin, you’ll need a skincare routine focused on balancing both the oily and the dry areas of your skin. We’re passionate about an all-natural skincare routine that is designed to absorb excess oil and balance sebum production using the botanicals such as grapefruit, sage, cypress, and bergamot to achieve results.
- Cleanse: The real secret to managing combination skin is starting with a balancing cleansing duo. Maintain the skin’s pH balance, gently dissolve pore impurities, and regulate oil production with a deep pore cleansing duo that works together as a unique cleanser and toner treatment.
- Exfoliate: Exfoliating a few times a week can really make a difference for those with combination skin. Both oily and dry skin leaves dead skin cells on the surface, leading to dull, flaky skin.
- Moisturize: It’s not the skin type, but what you use on it that makes all the difference. The ideal product will balance oil production while reducing irritation that comes from dryness. Look for all-natural ingredients such as vitamin E and lavender to help strengthen and fortify combo skin while reducing pores.
- Use a Mask: Used a few times a week, the right mask will help restore the skin’s natural balance. Antioxidants such as kale, spinach, and microalgae nourish the skin at the cellular level to support the delicate balance of the skin’s microbiome, replenish the skin, and repair free-radical damage. Also, look for a kaolin clay-based mask that will absorb excess oil while detoxifying.