Combination Skin: It’s Exactly What It Sounds Like
If you have combination skin, your skin displays characteristics of being both dry and oily and trying to maintain an even complexion can sometimes feel like a balancing act.
Those with combination skin have more active oil glands in the T-zone (the forehead, nose and chin) and therefore tend to exhibit traits of oily skin, such as breakouts and shine in these areas; while the cheeks and perimeter of the face are dryer and can appear dull or flaky.
Though it is the most common skin type, it can also be the most difficult to treat.
So, how do you reduce shine and minimize breakouts in the T-zone without drying out the rest of your face, or try to add additional hydration to cheeks without clogging pores on the forehead, nose and chin?
Eminence recommends treating each area of the face individually by using products and techniques to help achieve balanced skin.
Our Favorite Products for Combination Skin
Cleanse with Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser. This award-winning preventative gel facial wash was formulated specifically for normal to combination skin types.
With ingredients like the Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex, made from red currant, elderflower and magnolia bark, which are high in antioxidants to protect skin, to tea tree oil which helps to prevent breakouts, the Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser has everything you need to gently but effectively target both dryness and oil production.
Moreover, finely ground olive seed acts as a physical exfoliant which is important for balancing combination skin, as it removes dead skin from dry areas and also purifies and minimizes pore size from oilier areas, all while deeply cleansing the entire face.
The Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser leaves skin perfectly cleansed and gently exfoliated, resulting in a complexion that is smooth, bright, and revitalized.
Tone with Stone Crop Hydrating Mist. Of course, you know how much we love the soothing Stone Crop Hydrating Mist! Spritzing on after you cleanse leaves skin perfectly balanced and vibrant. The T-zone is left calmed and matte while the cheek areas are hydrated, leaving your complexion clear, fresh, toned, and vibrant.
Prevent and Correct with Facial Recovery Oil. The best-selling “liquid gold” is perfect for all skin types, including combination skin, with biodynamically farmed precious herbs and nourishing oils to balance the complexion.
Calming clary sage and ylang ylang help to balance oil production while olive oil soothes and hydrates. The Facial Recovery Oil is super healing, leaving skin hydrated and deeply nourished, making the complexion even and balanced.