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Combination Skin: What is the Cause?

It could be due to genetics like other skin types, but it is also caused by a lack of balance. If the skin is stripped or dehydrated, the oil glands may overproduce in some areas and underproduce in others, causing both oily and dry patches of skin. Typically, the T-zone has the more glands, thus making it more oily while other areas are dry.

Do's and Don'ts

You have the most difficult skin type to look after. You need something that will remove excess oil and at the same time keeps the natural oils of the dry areas. For examples, it is important to choose a face wash that is neither too drying nor moisturizing. As a general guide, you should start gentle and work your way up.


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Focus on using products with both humectants and astringents

1. Humectants (aka moisturizing ingredients) hold moisture from the air to the surface to skin to hydrate and maintain supple, glowing, and youthful skin.

- Most effective humectants include hyaluronic acid and beta glucan.

    2. Astringents cause contraction of tissues, in this case pores, and they help control oil production and remove congestion and blackheads. 
    - Popular astringents include alcohol (which you should avoid), Apple Cider Vinegar, Witch Hazel extract.
    - Use astringents that are not drying as harsh astringents will simply dry out the skin


      Don't :

      1. Do not treat one area of your skin at the expense of the other:

      • Using intense, oil absorbing products will further strip the dry areas of your skin.
      • Using products that are too moisturizing will make your t-zone even oilier and clog your pores.

      2. Focus on using lightweight yet effective products to restore balance.



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