Skin that is both dry and oily at the same time is most commonly referred to as combination skin. This is often distinguished by an oily t-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and dry skin on the rest of the face. This skin type is the most common, but is also the most difficult to treat.


Combination skin requires different products for the different areas of the face. It is important to both balance the oily skin as well as moisturise it from within.

As a starter for your skincare routine you should choose a series with products that are recommended for combination skin and then complement them with products designed specifically for each problem area.

  • A good way to treat each area of the skin is to apply multiple face masks with different properties aimed at each need.
  • Be sure to use a mild cleanser that will not dry out your drier areas.
  • The next step would be an exfoliant with BHA acid, as it removes dry skin cells whilst also balancing the production of sebum in the t-zone.
  • A light moisturiser for the whole face is a great complement to the routine.
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