Combination skin is exactly what it sounds like—a combination of two skin types. Combination skin tends to be oily in the t-zone (the forehead, nose and chin) and dry or normal on the cheeks and around the eyes.
How do you care for combination skin?
Since combination skin is made up of two skin types, it can be a little complicated to care for. While you could use different formulas on different areas of your face, the simplest way to care for combination skin is to look for products formulated for all skin types. These formulas will help balance skin without over-drying dry areas or causing excess oil in the t-zone.
What skincare routine should you use for combination skin?
For combination skin, look for a gentle cleanser and moisturizer formulated for all skin types. Using a toner may help reduce excess surface oil in oily areas. You can also apply masks in targeted areas to help reduce excess oil in the t-zone or hydrate and soften the cheeks. Start with Kiehl’s skincare routine for combination skin to find formulas for smooth, balanced and healthy-looking skin.