Top Tips for Combination Skin
Did you know that combination skin is the most common skin type?
As the name suggests, combination skin means you experience a mixture of skin types. Typically, this is seen as balanced skin (‘balanced’ being a far more accurate alternative to the widely used term ‘normal skin’ - because what is that exactly?) with oily areas - usually the t-zone - or balanced skin with dry patches.
Think you have this skin type? Here are our top tips on how to look after it:
• Use gentle cleansers that won’t strip the skin and cause it to become more out of balance. Gel, cream and milk formulas are all great options.
• Niacinamide is known to regulate oil production and support the skin’s barrier, making it a brilliant ingredient for combination skin that is prone to excess oil. Look for this ingredient in your serums or moisturisers.
• Apply broadly, treat locally. For example, if you have an oily t-zone but are balanced everywhere else, apply treatments to that specific area rather than all over the face. A BHA exfoliant is great for areas that are prone to excess oil and congestion. Whereas an AHA or PHA may be better suited to drier areas.
• Choose a hydrating moisturiser to apply all over the face and then layer a facial oil or nourishing balm over dry patches.
• Don’t be afraid to ‘multi-mask’. This entails using multiple faces masks at one time (not on top of each other!) to target specific skin concerns. For example, you may wish to use a purifying clay mask on an oily t-zone and a hydrating mask on dehydrated cheeks.
Have combination skin with visible breakouts? Check out The Breakout Box.