Your skin is in terrible shape.
Your combination skin is in terrible shape.
Combination skin – a little dry here, a little bit oily there – is anything but the best of both worlds.
Because dry skin and oily skin tend to respond better to different types of products, it can be tricky to find the right one to help your skin look its best.
Combination skin is usually oily in the T-zone (the forehead, nose and chin) while dry everywhere else.
Combination skin can be prone to the larger pores, blackheads and shininess of oily skin, along with the flaking and tightness of dry skin.
Because products for dry skin will likely make oily skin worse (and products for oily skin will zap essential moisture from dry skin), combination skin is a delicate balancing act that can be tricky to master.
How To Deal With Combination Skin
While combination skin is usually attributed to genetics or hormonal changes, it could be that the products you are using on your skin are accentuating the problem.
Products that are too harsh can strip away natural oils, causing the skin’s oil-producing glands to go into overdrive, producing excessive amounts of sebum that can make oily skin worse. They can also make dry skin even drier.
The right toner or moisturizing products, however, can help skin look and feel healthier.