Combination skin can be confusing. With distinctly marked territories of dryness and oilyness on the face, caring for this skin type requires some serious juggling skills. The toughest part about combination skin however, is the oily T-zone that comes with it. While the rest of the face needs quenching, the T-zone area requires just the opposite. If your oily T-zone needs its own skin care regime especially in the humid monsoon, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 5 remedies to combat an oily T-zone and make your combination skin less greasy.
ponds white beauty pearl gel face wash

  • Start fresh

    To give the oily skin on your T-zone a burst of freshness right from the get-go, turn to a refreshing cleanser like Pond’s White Beauty Pearl Gel Face Wash. The highlight of this product is the oxygenated gel that has a pearl essence that can gently cleanse skin of dullness and make it look and feel fresh. It also contains Pro-Vitamin B3 that works hard to reduce dark spots so that only clear, glowing skin is revealed.

  • Get blotting

    It may look like ordinary paper but oil blotting sheets are so much more than that. They are discreet, thin and soak up grease in less than 10 seconds. Facial blotting sheets are one of those skin care hacks that can be used on the move without upsetting a full face of makeup. Keep a few sheets handy in your purse and blot your T-zone when it gets too shiny by midday.

skincare to treat oily t zone

  • Mask away

    In combination skin, your T-zone functions differently from the rest of your face. To give it the right kind of skin care, the multi masking technique of using separate masks on different areas of the face is perfect for this skin type.

    For your oily T-zone, make a mask by combining 1 teaspoon of multani mitti with 2 teaspoons of rose water. Apply it over the forehead, nose and chin and let it dry for 30 minutes. The oil absorbing clay in this mask acts like a sponge and soaks up oil while the soothing rose water regulates sebum production.

    For the dry areas of your face like the cheeks and jawline, combine 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of milk, apply it and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash both masks off with cold water. Both these intensely moisturising ingredients nourish parched, dry skin.

fair and lovely powder face cream to treat oily t zone

  • Powder up

    If you thought face powder only came in a pan and needed to be dusted on with a brush, the Fair & Lovely Powder Face Cream will prove you wrong. This amazing product combines the power of a mattifying powder with a fairness cream. Along with instantly brightening the complexion, its powder texture combats oiliness and gives the face a matte look for up to 14 hours. Your T-zone will thank you immensely!

  • Keep toning

    A natural way to keep oiliness at bay is with a homemade toner. To make one, combine 3 tablespoons of lemon juice with 1 teaspoon of witch hazel in a bottle and store it in the fridge. Shake thoroughly and use a cotton pad to apply it over the skin. Lemon is a natural clarifying agent that is high in Vitamin C and witch hazel is an excellent astringent. Together, they curb oiliness, brighten the skin and clear the pores so that greasiness stays far away.

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