Combination skin is a slightly more complicated to balance.
You have dry skin in some areas of your face as well as oily skin in other areas, and it is the most common of skin types so you aren’t alone! Treatments for one skin type aggravates the other type.
1. Drink plenty of water. Dry skin areas will benefit from extra moisture, and the oily areas will benefit from the overall cleansing effects of proper hydration. It is very important to stay hydrated. A good rule of thumb is to take your body weight, divide it by 2 and that’s how many ounces of non-caffeinated beverages you should drink daily.
2. Wash your entire face with a gentle cleanser and use a face cloth or gentle exfoliator only in your T-zone. Cleansing and exfoliating will effectively remove dead skin, debris and makeup.
3. Moisturize: Apply a light moisturizer with ingredients such as grapeseed and hemp seed oil which work best to moisturize the dry areas, but also prevent excess oil production in the T-zone.
4. Eat a diet rich in vitamins E and A. Dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, sweet potatoes, avocados and peppers are all good sources.
5. Use an oil absorbing mask on your T-zone once a week.
6. Weather can affect your skin. Heat and humidity can make your skin oily sooner so use blotting papers to absorb excess oil. Also, protect your skin from sun damage.