How to Care for Combination Skin

Combination skin can be very tricky to deal with, since you don’t really know what it wants. How to decide on a skincare routine when the skin is both dry and oily at the same time? We’re here to help you with that!

How do I know if I have combination skin

How to tell if you have combination skin?

Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser and wait for about 30 minutes without using any other products. Now it’s time to take a closer look at your skin. Do you notice any changes? Does your face start to look oily or feel uncomfortably tight?

Combination skin is characterized by the following indicators:

  • Large pores in the T-Zone
  • Oily skin on the forehead, nose and chin
  • Cheeks, eye area and neck are prone to dry patches

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Frequently asked questions

Not every skin is the same. You need a routine that works for your skin type and your individual needs. In this summary, we have gathered the most frequently asked questions about how to care for combination skin:

    Daily cleansing is essential, no matter if you have normal skin, acne-prone, oily or dry skin. Otherwise, make-up residues and dirt particles can clog the pores, cause inflammation and prevent other ingredients from absorbing into the skin. That is why cleansers are a skincare staple and the first step of any good routine. Use a cleanser every morning and evening, then rinse it off with lukewarm water and follow with a toner as your second step. Like with any other skin type, we also recommend to exfoliate once to twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells and impurities. Cleansers we recommend for combination skin types: A gel-based cleanser or foam cleanser is great for removing excess oil as well as make-up and grime. Skincare products that are specially developed for combination skin help to bring the skin back into balance and hydrate dry areas, while also controlling sebum production in oily areas.
    Not only does oily skin feel uncomfortable and make your make-up run, many people also feel that it looks unattractive. Mattifying skincare products might be the way to go here. Still, make sure you are not intentionally over-drying your skin. This will just cause sebum production to overcompensate and make your skin even more oily. It’s better to steer clear of products that contain too many oils and lipids, though, especially for your T-zone. Lightweight formulas are a better choice if you have combination skin.
    Anyone who struggles with oily skin will know how hard it is to keep your make-up in place and keep your foundation from slipping and becoming patchy. Primers can help with that problem. They create an even base for your make-up and make it last longer. When choosing a foundation, look for lightweight formulas with a mattifying effect. Less is more when it comes to highlighter products, however. Apply just a subtle hint of highlighter above your cheekbones or the cupid’s bow of your lips to make your face appear fresh and glowing.
    Generally speaking, your skin type has nothing to do with your age. That is why there are special products for combination skin that also help to treat signs of aging. Anti-aging face creams and concentrates smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles while balancing the complex needs of combination skin. If you want to address deeper wrinkles, such as frown lines and forehead wrinkles, you can also add an anti-wrinkle serum to your skincare routine.
    Are you sick of your oily T-zone? We recommend our mattifying #multitasking Ampoule to keep the oiliness under control. The lightweight concentrate reduces excess oil like a powder and keeps the skin shine-free for up to 8h, without stripping the skin of moisture. On the contrary: It hydrates and replenishes dry skin areas with hyaluronic acid. Mattifying face masks can also deliver noticeable improvements. Our Oyster Mask has additional anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it great for blemish-prone and acne-prone skin. You could also try multi-masking and apply the mask only on oily areas, while using a hydrating face mask for dry areas of skin. If you’re in a hurry, the vegan anti-pimple sheet mask provides a quick matte finish. Mattifying serums can improve the skin’s appearance step by step and help to reduce oily skin in the long term.


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