Combination skin could be considered the toughest skin type to conquer because you could be dealing with two opposite ends of the skin care spectrum. The majority of people with combination skin have a T-zone that is oily, and cheeks that are dry. Many people deal with occasional breakouts and larger than normal pores, especially on the nose.
The main issue people face is what kind of skin care to use. Many people try products meant for oily skin because they think that because they breakout, they must have oily skin. This usually leads to dry flaky skin and lots of frustration. Combination skin requires gentle oil control in certain areas as well as moisture to ensure even healthy skin.
If you find that certain areas of your skin are dry, yet others are on the oily side, you probably fall into the combination skin type. You'll need a gentle skincare regime to take care of your combination skin.
Here is a skin care regime by The Body Shop:
The Body Shop: Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator - This exfoliating cleanser is perfect for combination skin. It cleanses your skin gently but thoroughly, removing all of your makeup and skin impurities without stripping your skin of the essential oils that your skin needs. Plus, with exfoliating particles, it helps loosen dead skin cells bringing fresh skin to the surface. What is left is a perfect balance resulting in a more refined even face. Safe to use daily.
The Body Shop: Seaweed Clarifying Toner - Toners are especially good for combination to oily skin because they not only remove small traces of cleanser and dirt left on the skin, but they also temporarily help your pores look smaller. Put toner on a cotton ball or pad and rub in a circular motion on your face concentrating especially around the nose or other areas where your pores are large.
The Body Shop: Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream Regular - This moisturizer will provide the moisture that your skin needs on a daily basis, but also has a mattifying agent which will reduce excess oil and shine on your oily areas. We love this oil-free moisturizer.