Combination skin can be difficult to manage due to its wide range of needs but finding the best skincare routine for combination skin doesn’t need to be complex.
We’ve created an expert guide on how to treat combination skin to help you target both dryness and excess oil production for a calm and radiant-looking complexion.
What is Combination Skin and What Does It Look Like?
First, let’s define combination skin.
This skin type is characterized as having both dry and oily areas on the face. Typically, the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is more prone to oiliness and dry patches persist around the cheeks and jaw.
Characteristics of combination skin:
- A shiny T-zone with enlarged pores
- Suffering from redness and dry patches
- Struggling with blemishes and blackheads
- Experiencing tight-feeling skin
What Causes Combination Skin?
Like all skin types, combination skin is caused by genetics. However, hormonal and seasonal shifts can affect the skin’s texture and exacerbate oily and dry skin symptoms.
During the summer months, heat and humidity can cause an increase in sebum production whilst the colder months can aggravate dryness.
Other factors that can cause combination skin include using harsh skincare products, stress, and sun damage.
The Best Skincare For Combination Skin
Creating the best skincare routine for combination skin is about finding the balance between controlling excess sebum and purifying, while maintaining hydration and moisture.
Discover our tailored, step-by-step skincare routine for combination skin to achieve a more balanced, healthy-looking complexion.
Step 1. Cleanse
Cleansing the skin twice daily is an essential step in any skincare routine. The best cleanser for combination skin should purify the skin and remove excess oils effectively, without aggravating dry areas.
Our Moor Cream Cleanser harnesses the power of Hungarian Moor Mud to help detoxify the pores, reduce excess oil, and prevent blemishes. A blend of lactic and glycolic acid dissolves dead skin cells to brighten, unclog pores, and smooth the complexion.
Suitable for both dry and oily skin, the Moor Cream Cleanser is the perfect addition to your combination skincare routine.
Expert Tip: To double cleanse in the evening, use Thermal Cleansing Balm as your first step to remove all make-up (including waterproof mascara) without stripping away moisture, leaving skin feeling soft and looking hydrated.