How to Care for Combination Skin

Everyone has an oily, dry, normal, or combination skin type.

They’re all fairly easy to figure out based off of their names, but today I wanted to focus on combination skin.

 Combination skin means certain areas of your face tend to be drier and in other areas oilier.
The T-zone, the span of your forehead and length of your nose to chin, can typically be oilier than the rest of your face while the rest can be dry and scaly.

It can be frustrating having such a range of skin issues -  it can feel like you’re always trying to treat one problem over another.

Here are a few helpful tips to having your best skin.

Start with a Gentle Cleanser

For combination skin, you should try using a gentle cleanser twice a day. Gentle cleansers won’t strip your face of moisture or leave it feeling tight or overly oily.

Here are some of my favorite cleansers for combination skin below:

Exfoliation is Important

The best time to exfoliate your skin is at night so you can scrub away dead skin and dirt, and allow your skin to soak in as much moisturizer as possible. Exfoliate for a couple nights a week so that you aren’t stripping your skin of its natural oils.

Here are some of my favorite exfoliators:

Don’t Forget to Moisturize

Moisturizing even with oily skin is a very important step in a skincare routine. Sometimes an excess of oil can mean that your skin is begging for more moisture. 
When shopping for a new moisturizer, be sure to read the labels and reviews, because most of the time they’ll let you know if they benefit combination skin. 
Treat your oilier areas with a shine control moisturizer, while saving the richer creams for your cheeks and dry areas.

Here are some great options:

Never skip the SPF

I say this in almost all of my skincare posts but it is so important. Before you leave the house, even on an overcast day, be sure to finish off your daily skincare routine with sunscreen!

Skin issues can be tricky.

I hope these tips help you put your best face forward and if you still find yourself struggling with combination skin, be sure to talk to your dermatologist.

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