Those with combination skin might be thinking that keeping your skin feeling nourished and protected can sometimes feel a bit like a balancing act. Finding the right routine and combination skincare is key to keeping oily T-zones and dehydrated skin in check.
What is combination skin?
It’s easier to find the right skincare routine for you when you know what skin type you are. As its name suggests, combination skin is typically a mix of dry and oily skin. Unlike oily skin, which can cause your entire face to look shiny and greasy, those with combination skin types struggle with excess oil and imperfections on the T-zone (the forehead, nose and chin) and dry and dull areas on the cheeks, temples and eye area. The perfect skincare routine for combination skin should allow skin to feel moisturised and help mattify or absorb excess oil.
Step 1: Cleanse
Getting the right cleanser is key to striking the right balance. You’ll want a formula that is gentle enough to help counteract imbalance not add to it.
The foaming Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash is a gentle cleanser. Its creamy gel formula gently cleanses away oil and dirt without over drying to remove impurities without causing further irritation.
Step 2: Tone
A balanced facial toner can help problem skin feel comforted. The Ultra Facial Toner is gentle yet effective for all skin types, cleaning the surface of unwanted dirt and residue in preparation for a nourishing dose of hydration.
Step 3: Serum
If you find that rich moisturising creams leave your skin feeling oily, a lighter serum could be the solution to give your skin the hydration it needs to help counteract oil production and helping to leave oily combination skin feel more balanced.
We recommend Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, which is packed with effective hydrators such as Glycerin, to help plump and revive dull, tired-looking skin with moisture. Midnight Recovery Concentrate also does the hard work while you sleep. Enriched with nourishing botanicals, this night-time serum replenishes skin to help you wake up to a more radiant, fresher complexion.
Step 4: Eye Care
The skin around your eye is delicate and those with combination skin may find it can be much drier than the rest of your face. Cue our Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, which gives a quick burst of hydration to your combination skin routine. Enriched with Vitamin C, our eye serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and dark circles. For anti-ageing skincare, we recommend our multi-corrective eye cream that targets the brow bone, eyelid, crow’s feet and under-eye for visibly younger-looking eyes.
Step 5: Moisturise
Many think moisturisers and combination skin don’t make for a great pairing, but hydration is key for every skin type and routine to keep your skin looking healthy. Our Ultra Facial Cream is lightweight and non-greasy, making it a great moisturiser for combination skin. Formulated with Squalane, our formula is suitable for all skin types, including combination skin.
Step 6: Sunscreen
SPF is essential to any skincare routine to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays and premature signs of skin ageing – even on cloudy days. Our Ultra Light Daily UV Defense is a lightweight sunscreen that quickly absorbs to provide broad spectrum protection. Discover the sunscreen for your skin type.