Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered “what the heck is going on?!” Your cheeks are dry and flaky but your forehead looks like you’ve just cooked breakfast on it. Just because you have one face does not mean you have one skin type, and fall is the ideal time for your skin to flare up and feel both dry and oily at the same time.
What Is Combination Skin?
People with combination skin usually have an oily T-zone, which includes the forehead, nose, and chin, and dry or normal skin everywhere else, like the cheeks. The T-zone typically is oily because of the high concentration of oil-producing glands that exist in this area.
What we were shocked to learn was most people, especially women, will experience combination skin at some point in their life.
What Does It Look Like?
Combination skin can be easy to spot if you know what to look for. Generally, combination skins shows up as excess oil in your T-zone, the area of your forehead, your nose and your chin, and shows extreme dryness on your cheeks and other parts of the face.
People with combination skin will often report a lot of shine to their t-zone and complain of flaking skin, redness and irritation on their cheeks and towards their hairline.
How Can I Care For It?
Combination skin can be managed easily and without too much change to your routine. Dermatologists swear by oil cleansing because it doesn’t strip moisture away from the dry areas but also helps control oil production and sebum in the more oily t-zone. In fact, one of the first tips most dermatologists recommend is to stay away from traditional soaps.
You also want to make sure to moisturize. It may seem silly that you’re going to want to put moisturizer on an oily face, but it will protect the dry parts of your face, where your oil cleanser has already removed excess oils in your t-zone. Making this the perfect combo for flawless skin.
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