Combination skin |


Combination skin

You have a combination skin type when:

-Your pores are medium sized
-You have a smooth and even skin texture
-Your skin has good circulation and healthy colour
-Your skin is sometimes dry on the cheeks
-You experience a shine on the oily T-zone (forehead, nose and chin)

Caring for combination skin is a balancing act. You need to moisturise the drier areas, typically the cheeks, whilst treating the oiliness of the oilier areas such as the forehead, nose, and chin. This may sound like a lot of hard work however it doesn’t mean you have to have a tackle box of skincare product – just few basic products will do the trick.


If you T-zone is very oily, a tea tree cleansing cream will eliminate the oil.


The last thing you want to do is make your already oily T-zone even oilier, so use a moisturiser only where you need. This is usually the cheeks. If your under eye area is dry, use a cream specifically formulated for this delicate skin. Eye creams contain preservatives that keep them sterile and prevent eye infections.

Combination skin: The rules



– Choose cleansers specifically formulated for combination skin. They are gentle on dry areas, such as the cheeks, and tougher on the oily T-zone; forehead, nose, and chin.
– Apply moisturiser only where you need it, as slathering it on your T-zone may lead to breakouts.
– Use water based or oil free foundation.


– Don’t use a different cleanser or moisturiser for different parts of your face – it’s a waste of time and money.
– Never forget to use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 every day. Use a product formulated without oil if you like.