Choosing products for combination skin is not the easiest task. Some areas produce excessive oil whereas others under-produce oil, making it difficult to maintain a balance. While most people will recommend using different products for different parts of your face, we think that’s too much to ask of someone with a busy schedule.

Therefore we have come up with this guide for combination skin that will tell you exactly which products to use and which ones to avoid. Use this skincare guide to balance the oily and dry areas of your face.

 

Harsh cleansers

Harsh cleansers

Yes, we get it, your t-zone is excessively oily and you want to use a foaming cleanser to make your skin feel squeaky clean. But it is best to stay away from soap bars and foaming cleansers formulated for acne-prone skin, as these can make the dry areas too dry. And unlike moisturisers, it is practically impossible to use two different face cleansers on different areas of the face. Use a gel-based formula such as the Lakme Blush & Glow Kiwi Crush Gel Face Wash that lifts impurities and oil without making the skin too dry. Focus on the t-zone while washing your face, the exfoliating beads will take care of excessive oil.

 

Heavy moisturisers

Heavy moisturisers

Rich, heavy moisturisers may offer relief to your dry areas but they can also clog pores on your t-zone and invite skin problems like blackheads and acne. Avoid oil-based moisturisers that will make the problem worse. Instead, resort to a lightweight lotion that gets easily absorbed by the skin such as the Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser SPF 24 PA++. It offers superior nourishment without clogging pores. The goodness of peach will keep your skin feeling soft and fresh and prevent dry patches.

 

Clay face masks

Clay face masks

Clay face masks may be all the rage right now, but when it comes to skincare, not every trend works for all skin types. While it will definitely remove excessive oil from your t-zone, it will also suck oil out of your cheeks and other dry areas of your face. Go for sheet masks which are gentle, hydrating and impart skin with the goodness it needs. The St. Ives Oatmeal Soothing Mask Sheet calms and soothes dehydrated skin and balances the skin’s natural oils.