Combination skin is also called Eudermic. It’s well balanced skin, neither too oily nor too dry. It tends to have balanced PH levels and sebum production.
How can you identify combination skin?
- Oily T-zone and dry cheeks
- Breakouts only on forehead, chin and nose.
- Sensitive cheeks
- Large open pores
- Shiny skin
What causes combination skin?
If any of your parents and other family members have a combination skin. You may have it too.
Sometimes, harsh products can cause a change in skin type and contribute to excess sebum production in the T-zone.
You may see a change in your skin type depending on the change in climate. For example, a hot climate (summers) may make your skin oily. Your skin may feel dry during the winter (rainy/cold) season months.
Tips for combination skin.
- Use cleansers
If your skin is a combination, the pores in your T-zone are larger than the rest of your face. Harsh products may clog your pores. Using a gentle cleanser is recommended.
- Exfoliate gently once a month or twice.
Exfoliating everyday isn’t recommended for any skin type. It can remove necessary oils from your skin. When you exfoliate, don’t scrub your T-zone too much as it can damage your skin and even sensitize it.
- Wear Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a must-have skin care product choose an-free one or the one that works for all skin types.
- Maintain two separate skin care routines
Products that work for dry skin may be harsh on oily skin. Follow a separate skincare regimen for your T-zone. Don’t use the same products for your T-zone and the rest of your face.
Example: Use two different types of moisturizers – a dense one for your cheeks and an oil-free, lightweight moisturizer for your T-zone.