Living with combination skin can get a little complicated sometimes— what kind of products should we even be shopping for, dry or oily!? (We hope it's not both because that would burn a hole in our pockets 😧).
Did you know that combination skin is one of the most common skin types out there?
First, here's how you can tell if you fall in the combination skin category:
- If some parts of your face are dry while the rest are oily, it's a sign
- Specifically, if your forehead, nose and chin (T-zone) are oilier than the rest of your face— it's very likely you have combination skin
Combination skin can be attributed to a variety of factors— genetic, environmental, hormonal etc. The challenge comes in managing these, so here are some tips that will surely help:
What you can do: Hydrate regularly, exfoliate 1-2 times a week, and use a mild water-based lotion especially on the drier parts of your skin.
Dealing with confusion on which products to buy
Another challenge that people with combination skin face is that they’re confused about which product to buy. Creams can feel too thick, while lotions don't do much for face dryness. Gaah! It's exasperating.
What you can do: Get yourself some personalised skincare that factors in everything from your lifestyle to your environment, and that is tweaked accordingly based on your skin needs, as your lifestyle and environment evolves.
Clogged pores— combination skin's #1 enemy
We hate to break it to you, but combination skin usually also comes with clogged pores, which might lead to blackheads, white heads and sometimes acne especially on the T-zone area.
What you can do: To combat clogged pores, try moisturising from inside out by switching to a diet rich in fatty acids— eat more walnuts, salmon, avocados. Avoid exfoliating with rough or large beaded scrubs as those would only make large pores larger.
Looking for something more than a temporary fix? Why not give personalised skincare a try ;-)
Take our complimentary skin assessment here and find out the right active ingredients for your skin.