Ah! Combination skin can be tricky to deal with. You have to be extra careful while picking beauty products have to carry blotting paper as well as a lightweight moisturiser and you are never really sure how your skin is going to behave. With such a complicated skin type, you could need some help. Here are few dos and don’ts for combination skin that can make your life easier and save you a lot of drama. So, read on.
- Do: Mix up your products
- Don’t: Skip on moisturising
- Do: Exfoliate regularly
- Don’t: Forget to use a toner
- Do: Keep changing your skincare routine
Do: Mix up your products
Combinations skin deals with hav* an oily forehead, nose and chin T-zone and dry cheeks U-zone. Your skin needs different skincare products that target both the issues. Stick to water-based, non-comodegenic products for your T-zone and moisturising, oil based products for the rest of your face.
Don’t: Skip on moisturising
Oily skin and combination skin too needs hydration and skipping moisturising isn’t going to help. It will make your U-zone drier and tighter. Instead, use a moisturiser with a light, oil free moisturiser such as Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel. It will hydrate your skin without clogging the pores.
Do: Exfoliate regularly
An oily T-zone invites blackheads, whiteheads and acne. Use a scrub twice a week to get the excess oil off and remove dead skin cells. We suggest St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub. While the coffee extracts in it remove the oil and dead skin cell build-up, coconut extracts moisturise the skin.
Don’t: Forget to use a toner
After you cleanse your face, always use a toner. It helps shrink the pores, clear out oil, hydrate and maintain the pH balance of your skin. Use an alcohol-free, gentle toner like Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner and apply on your face with the help of a cotton pad.
Do: Keep changing your skincare routine
While everyone’s skin behaves differently according to changes in the season, combination skin starts acting up with even a mild change in the weather. On warmer days, it gets oily and need lighter products. Similarly, it needs moisturising, non-comedogenic products on colder days to beat the dryness.