Forming a skincare routine for combination skin type is a bit tricky. While the T-zone is oily, other areas of your face are dry. You will find tons of skincare tips and routines for oily and dry skin, but combination skin type rarely gets any attention.
Using a combination of both dry and oily skincare products won't help, in fact, it is a myth that anything and everything will suit your skin. To help you out and solve the mystery of what will suit the many moods of your skin, here's a list of skincare tips you should follow and avoid.
Skincare products to use for combination skin
Multi-masking is a skincare trend that gained immense popularity in the last few years and is a blessing for people with combination skin types. It involves putting on two or more masks on different areas of the face since each area has a specific need. With this skincare trend, you can target each area of your face separately.
Hydrating masks work wonders for combination skin type. Serum soaked sheet masks are recommended for locking the moisture in the skin and giving it a healthy, radiant glow. Regular use of hydrating sheet masks like the Ponds Skin Brightening Serum Mask With Vitamin E & Niacinamide + Sea Daffodil will give you smooth and dewy skin.
Retinol based products
Skincare products that contain retinol are good for all skin types, and combination skin is no different. Include it in your nighttime skincare routine, in the form of a serum or night cream for best results. The Lakme Youth Infinity Skin Firming Serum contains retinol, niacinamide and other skin-loving ingredients that target a number of skin concerns like premature ageing, uneven skin tone, dull skin and more.
Skincare products to avoid for combination skin
When it comes to cleansing, there are different types of face wash available in the market. But those formulated for oily or dry skin can be very harsh for combination skin. Foaming cleansers, in particular, are not for your skin type. While it will remove the oil from your T-zone, it will also leave the other areas dry.
Just like foaming cleansers can be drying for your cheeks, a heavy moisturiser can clog the pores on your t-zone. This leads to blackheads, acne and other skin problems. So, avoid using a heavy moisturiser and opt for a lightweight formula like the Dermalogica Active Moist, which combats surface dehydration and gets absorbed quickly.
Clay face masks
From beauty influencers to celebrities, everyone seems to be using clay masks these days. While they are amazing for oily skin type and absorb all the excess oil, they may not be the best for combination skin. Multi-masking is the way to go. Apply a clay mask like the Ponds White Beauty Instant Brightness Vitamin B3+ Mineral Clay Mask on your t-zone and a hydrating mask on the rest of your face.