COMBINATION SKIN

WHAT IS COMBINATION SKIN?
Combination skin is both dry and oily. If you drew a big T on your face, all the skin under that T (forehead, nose, and chin) would likely be oily, while the areas left outside the T (cheeks) would be dry and potentially flaky.

Combination skin also means that you may develop fine lines / wrinkles and shininess / clogged pores at the same time. You may experience uneven skin tone or large pores on your nose.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE COMBINATION SKIN?
Your skin feels oily in the summer and dry in the winter

COMBINATION SKIN ACTION PLAN

1. Avoid soaps and consider:

Renaissance Cleansing Gel (Oskia)

For all skin types, particularly combination, Dr. Esche’s favorite
Meyer Lemon Creamy Cleanser (Andalou Naturals)

Best for normal to combination skin

Cleansing Milk with Gentian (Clarins)

Best for combination to oily skin

Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs (Clarins)

Best for normal to dry skin

Rosehip Cleanser (Indie Lee)

Best for sensitive skin. This gentle yet indulgent cleanser and eye makeup remover slows the signs of aging, preserves moisture, and improves the appearance of redness and rosacea prone skin

2. Moisturize from the inside out with essential omega-3 fatty acids, salmon and flax seeds. Use heavier moisturizer on your cheek area, and lighter moisturizer on your T-zone:

Ceramidin Cream (Dr. Jart +)
Perfect all-rounder, it really hydrates without adding oiliness to your T-zone

Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream (Garnier SkinActive)
Best for normal to combination skin

Effaclar H Moisturizer (La Roche-Posay)

3. Preserve your youthful look with a serum. Use more on cheeks and dry areas, less on the T-zone.