What is combination skin and how do I manage it?
What is combination skin?
Do you often find yourself confused about whether to apply a thick cream or a lightweight gel moisturiser to your skin? Or some areas of your skin are dry and some oily? Or maybe some days you are dry and other days oily? If you answer is yes to any of these, then you probably have combination skin.
People who have combination skin typically have oily skin in their T-zone (which includes their forehead, nose, and chin) and either normal or dry skin on their cheeks.
Apart from the above, changes in skin type in response to changing seasons is another way to establish that a person has combination skin type. During the colder months, your skin may feel parched, and during the warmer, more humid summer months, it may feel oily.
We understand that combination skin can be tough to balance because of the two opposing skin types. However, with the appropriate information and tailor-made products for your unique skin type, it can be handled easily and effectively.
How to manage combination skin?
Now that the answer behind the question ‘what is combination skin?’ has been answered, here’s how to deal with it:
It’s easy to go for a foaming face wash for oily skin people and a gel/creamy, hydrating face wash for dry skin. But, if you have combination skin, you have to pick a cleanser that doesn't strip the dry areas of your face and also gets rid of the oily residue from the T-zone.
At Suhi & Sego, you can get a cleanser that is formulated for exactly this and more. To get your custom cleanser, take the quick skincare analysis quiz and the brand will recommend you one.
The technique of using a cleanser also plays a key role in combination skin. You should focus on cleansing around the nose area, while making gentle strokes on the drier areas of the face.
Multi-masking is the practice of using a variety of face masks to address different skin issues. This is a great way to keep your combination skin in check and manageable. You can use a charcoal or clay based clay mask for the T-zone area and a moisturising cream-based mask for the rest of the face!
Layering can be tricky with combination skin as it could start making the oily parts of your skin look even more oily . So, the best tip is to go with minimal layers of skin care. Use a hydrating and refreshing toner right after you’ve cleansed your skin and then an all-in-one serum to target your skin concerns. Seal it all in with a gel based moisturiser and sunscreen.
We bet you’ve been suggested to use two different moisturisers several times just because you have combination skin. At Suhi & Sego you can get a custom-made moisturiser that not only nourishes the skin but also targets your skin concerns. Get your skin analysed by Suhi & Sego and take home your personalised Day and Night Cream made specifically for combination skin.
Combination skin, like oily or dry skin, is a skin type rather than a skin condition. You can simply manage it with the tips mentioned above and achieve healthy, glowing skin with the right skincare products and regimen!