While curating a skincare routine for dry or oily skin seems like a straight, clear road, the same can’t be said about combination skin. From controlling excess oil in some areas to preventing dryness in the others, products you pick for your skin should cater to all. So, to avoid you scratching your head and relentlessly researching– here’s a curated skincare routine that shows the correct order to apply your skincare products in order to reap maximum benefits!
Start off with a gentle gel based cleanser like the St. Ives Watermelon Hydrating Face Wash Cleanser that deeply cleanses without leaving your face feel dry and tight. It is made with hyaluronic acid – a hydration hero that helps your skin to retain moisture and ensures the dry areas of your face get hydrated while also removing excess oil and grime from the T-zone to give you visibly cleansed skin.
Toning sets the base for the rest of your skincare products to penetrate in effortlessly. The Lakmé 9to5 Moist Matte Mattifying Face Toner is enriched with green tea extracts and witch hazel, which helps remove the grime and help close the pores so they don’t get clogged. Spritz it on your skin right after cleansing. You can also toss one in your handbag and use it whenever your skin needs a little pick-me-up. It hydrates and instantly mattifies the skin while leaving a soft and supple feel.
It is important to choose a serum with the right ingredients to address your specific skin problems and type. Those wanting to get rid of pigmentation, dullness or uneven skin tone should invest in vitamin C serums like the Lakmé 9to5 Vitamin C+ Serum that enriched with the power of Kakadu plum (100x more Vitamin C than oranges), murumuru butter and shea butter. It gets rid of skin woes like dullness, premature ageing and sun damage. Vitamin C is also loaded with antioxidants that strengthen the skin barrier and reduce dullness by fighting free radicals and promoting skin health. Just apply a few drops on your skin and layer it with moisturiser and sunscreen. On the other hand, if you are looking for a product that will hydrate your skin without making your t-zone oily or greasy, go for the Pond’s Bright Beauty Spot-less Glow Serum. Enriched with vitamin B3, hyaluronic acid and gluta boost C- this serum leaves minimal to no emollient residue due to the presence of hyaluronic acid making it fast absorbing and light on the skin while also actively nourishing it.
For combination skin invest in the Pond’s Super Light Gel that is lightweight, oil-free and is infused with moisture-boosting Hyaluronic Acid. This moisturiser improves your skin’s natural moisture holding capacity, making it soft, smooth, and bouncy from within. Its non-oily formula keeps stickiness at bay, it absorbs faster than regular creams and gives 24-hour hydration, keeping your skin feeling fresh and glowing
Sunscreen should be an essential in every skincare routine and combination skin is no different. Right from premature ageing to sun spots and uneven skin tone, a sunscreen deals with it all while protecting you from harmful UV rays. Avoid something heavy and instead go for a lightweight and gel based sunscreen like the Lakmé Sun Expert Spf 50 Pa+++ Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen. Its non-sticky and non-greasy formula will ensure you stock up on this sunscreen forever!
Written by Anyuktha Nallani on Mar 31, 2022
As a skincare and makeup hoarder who watched The Devil Wears Prada a hundred times, this seems like the perfect place to be! A writer with a degree in fashion, I love everything beauty, fashion, art, and literature. When I’m not working, you will find me talking about energy cleansing, binge reading books and binge watching Kdramas while trying to select the right shade of lipstick to go grocery shopping!