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7 Ways To Deal With Combination Skin

By: Bindu Gowda

Skin is generally classified into four categories viz: normal, oily, dry and combination skin. Combination skin is when some areas of the face is dry, while some areas like the nose, forehead and chin (T zone) are oily. Combination skin can be really annoying at times and it definitely requires special care and attention. Numerous factors contribute to combination skin.

Is Clear Skin Possible Without Cosmetics

Genetics play a role in deciding your skin type. The other possible reason could be the skin care products that you use. This imbalance could also be because of environment factors.It is necessary to pick your skin care routine carefully to treat combination skin. In today's article, we are sharing few tips that help you to deal with the combination skin type. Read on to know more about it.


Use Gentle Cleanse

Using a perfect cleanser to your skin type is the first way to deal with combination skin. Always stick to mild and gentle cleansers. Because certain products can strip the essential oils from the skin.


Avoid Irritating Toners

Most of the toners contain alcohol, fragrance and other ingredients that are bad for combination skin types. Prefer toners which have natural ingredients. It helps to restore the pH balance after cleansing.


Protect From Sun Damage

Never forget to use a sunscreen. Opt for the sunscreens that suits your skin type. Prefer sunscreen meant for combination skin.


Exfoliate Your Skin

Exfoliation is a must regardless of the skin type! You need to gently exfoliate the oily areas, like the nose and forehead, to clean the pores and get rid of whiteheads and blackheads. The dry areas should shed the dry skin and allow moisturiser to penetrate.



Moisturising is an essential procedure in skin care regime which you just cannot skip. It is advisable to use two types of moisturiser. Use oil balancing moisturiser on the T zone and a richer moisturiser on the cheeks.


Use Good Make Up

Make sure that the makeup is oil free and doesn't clog the pores otherwise it may lead to acne and breakouts.

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Story first published: Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 23:01 [IST]
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