Combination skin equals confusion. You don’t know where to moisturise, how much to moisturise or whether to moisturise at all! The struggle with this skin type is real! While some patches of your face are dry, others are oily, and targeting both the issues at once can leave you frustrated. You don’t only need to invest in more skincare products but also need to spend extra time and effort going about your daily skincare routine.
It is, therefore, best to understand your skin’s needs once and for all! You are probably making a few skin sins that are leaving your skin lackluster and dehydrated. To resolve your combination skin woes, we’ve got you covered with everything you should not do if you fall under this skin type.
- Don’t ever skip out on moisturiser
- Don’t say no to multi-masking
- Don’t forget to exfoliate
- Don’t do away with your primer
Don’t ever skip out on moisturiser
Combination skin can leave you confused, no doubt. You may be itching to skip out on moisturiser altogether, but never, ever do that! The oily patches on your face need as much hydration as the drier areas. Therefore, what you can do is moisturise the dry patches twice a day, whereas, apply moisturiser on the oily areas just once a day. Use a lightweight moisturiser such as the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser that won't clog pores and keep your skin refreshed for up to 12 hours.
Don’t say no to multi-masking
If you have combination skin, then the reality is that one single face mask is not going to help you resolve your skin woes. Instead, opt for multi-masking. By multi-masking, you are targeting different skin concerns at the same time, which can prove to be a problem-solver. Mix and match face masks depending on your skin’s needs. Use a non-oily, non-greasy face mask for the oilier areas of your face such as the T-zone, chin and forehead, whereas, opt for nourishing face masks to target the drier patches.
Don’t forget to exfoliate
While over-scrubbing is a strict no-no, exfoliating once or twice a week can only improve the health of your skin. For combination skin, it’s best to use an oil-free scrub such as the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub which deep-cleans, sloughs off dead skin and reveals an instant glow. Just squeeze a small amount of scrub on your fingertips and massage over damp face in small circular motions. Start by exfoliating just once a week to see if your skin reacts well to it.
Don’t do away with your primer
Since some areas of your face are dry and some are oily, your foundation finish may tend to look uneven. Therefore, always prep your facial skin with a primer before you go in with your base. Primer will help with a unified, flawless finish and prevent your makeup from moving. We suggest you get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer which hides skin imperfections and ensures that your makeup stays on throughout the day.