How to Take Care of Your Combination Skin
So you feel like you’re caught in the middle when finding a skincare routine that works for you? Normal moisturizers can hydrate certain areas while leaving others prone to breakouts. Cleansers can help with excess oil on the forehead and nose, but can also dry out the cheeks. If you’ve struggled with these problems, more likely than not, you have combination skin. As the name suggests, this type of skin has some areas that are more oily while other areas are drier.
Someone with combination skin should be mindful of this duality — and tailor their skincare routine accordingly. To help formulate the right plan of action, we talked to board-certified dermatologist Jeremy Fenton, who was selected by the Mt. Sinai Dermatology Department as teacher of the year.
Combination skin is very common because certain areas (like the T-zone) naturally produce more oil than other areas. “Somebody with combination skin often feels as though they have to choose between their cheeks being too dry or their T-zone being too oily,” Fenton said. “If you notice oily skin a few hours after washing your face, but your cheeks need moisturizer, that’s a sign of combination skin.”
Source: Gear Patrol – How to Take Care of Your Combination Skin By, John Zientek