How To Handle Combination Skin


Some people have skin that’s dry all over while others have super-active sebaceous glands that make the entire face oily. For these people, the trick is finding skin care products right for their skin type and their personal skin conditions, such as acne or sensitivity.

Combination skin, on the other hand, offers both the challenges of oily skin AND dry skin as well as any other conditions, including the above-mentioned acne and/or sensitivity. There’s no question, combination skin can be a challenge to deal with. Parts of the face are dry, while other parts are oily (usually the forehead, nose, and chin, also known as the ‘T-Zone’). It can be confusing and difficult to balance the skin by ‘satisfying’ both the oily and dry parts of the face.
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[Read: What’s YOUR Skin Type?]

What can be even more challenging is when some parts of the face are very dry while other parts are very oily and slick. In some extreme cases, you may need to use different products on different parts of your face. Check out our suggested, basic regimens for combination skin that may help put an end to your frustrations.

Combination/Oily Skin
Routine:  Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Cucumber Cleansing Lotion (toner), Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 30 (for day) and A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer (for night). 

Exfoliate two to three times a week with our Kiwi Face Scrub and use the Flower and Tonic Mask.

Combination/Dry Skin
Routine: Seaweed Cleansing Soap, Seaweed Cleansing Lotion (toner), Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15 (for day) and Seaweed Night Cream (for night).

Exfoliate two nights a week with our Almond & Honey Face Scrub and use the Enzyme Revitalizing Mask.

Extreme Combination Skin (very dry, very oily parts)
Routine: Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Seaweed Cleansing Lotion (toner), the Rose Hips Nourishing Oil applied to very dry areas only, and then layer the Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15 all over. For night, apply the Rose Hips Nourishing Oil to the dry areas, and the A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer for the rest of the face.

Exfoliate twice a week with our Almond & Honey Face Scrub.

Two to three times a week, apply the Special Mask for Oily Skin only on oily areas, and apply the Gingko Mask on dry areas.

 Overcome complicated combo skin now!


Author: Lee Ann

I am a Licensed Esthetician and Freelance Professional Makeup Artist based in the Princeton, New Jersey area. My passions are all things beauty and I have an unhealthy obsession for anti-aging. When I'm not writing a plethora of articles, I enjoy indulging in shopping, music, fine dining and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip from the E channel to People Magazine. Email me if you have questions [email protected] Feel free to visit my Google+ page.


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