How to Treat Combination Skin

Got combination skin? Then treating both dry and oily skin might feel like a balancing act. Fortunately, looking after combination skin is a lot easier than it seems. We’ll go over what having combination skin actually means, as well as what to use for it.

What’s combination skin?

If you’re asking yourself what does combination skin mean, you’re not alone. It can be tricky to figure out which different skin type you are, dry or oily, especially if you feel like you’re a mix of both. And that’s just what combination skin is – a mix of both. Some areas of your skin are dry, while others, like your t zone, may get more oily.

What causes combination skin?

There’s nothing that really causes combination skin. Whether you have it or not will come down to genetics. That being said, certain products can make mixed or combination skin worse. Given this, it’s best to avoid products with harsh ingredients. This can irritate your skin by drying out some areas of your face and making others produce more oil, even if they’re already more oily. Using the right products will help you quench and soften your dry areas while stabilizing oil production in your oily areas.

Combination skin - common questions answered

Can you use oil-based products with combination skin?
It’s best not to use these as oil-based products can lead to breakouts and clogged pores. They may also make your t zone worse if you’re acne-prone in this area.

Should you moisturize combination skin?
Even if you suffer from oily skin in some areas, it’s still important to moisturize. Use something that includes mattifying ingredients (like salicylic acid) and oil-free hydrators (such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin).

Taking care of combination skin

Here’s the best skincare routine for combination skin.

Use a water-soluble cleanser – We recommend a gel textured or lotion-based cleanser that’s good at getting rid of impurities. If you feel like you need more ‘oomph’, try a cleansing brush with soft bristles that won’t aggravate your skin.

Apply a non-irritating toner – The more bursting with antioxidants and skin rejuvenating ingredients, the better! If your toner is well-balanced, it will help quench dry patches while taking care of oiliness.

Use a non-abrasive exfoliant – Exfoliants help to shed dead skin cells, lessen oil and unclog pores while smoothing rough skin. If you’ve got mixed skin, then you’ll definitely want to opt for a gel-based or watery liquid like over a scrub.

Protect your skin from the sun – No matter your skin type, you’ll want to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF at least 2-3 times a day.

Treat combination skin with My Perfect

Want products that will make your combination skin shine? Then check out the range from My Perfect.

Together, our face wash and sonic brush form the perfect dream team for cleansing and gently exfoliating combination skin. They’ll leave your skin soft and glowing while firming and brightening.

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