What is Combination Skin and What Does It Look Like?

Combination skin can be difficult to manage due to its wide range of needs but finding the best skincare routine for combination skin doesn’t need to be complex.

We’ve created an expert guide on how to treat combination skin to help you target both dryness and excess oil production for a calm and radiant-looking complexion.

First, let’s define combination skin.

This skin type is characterized as having both dry and oily areas on the face. Typically, the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is more prone to oiliness and dry patches persist around the cheeks and jaw.

Characteristics of combination skin:

  • A shiny T-zone with enlarged pores
  • Suffering from redness and dry patches
  • Struggling with blemishes and blackheads
  • Experiencing tight-feeling skin

What Causes Combination Skin?

Like all skin types, combination skin is caused by genetics. However, hormonal and seasonal shifts can affect the skin’s texture and exacerbate oily and dry skin symptoms.

During the summer months, heat and humidity can cause an increase in sebum production whilst the colder months can aggravate dryness.

Other factors that can cause combination skin include using harsh skincare products, stress, and sun damage.

The Best Skincare For Combination Skin

Creating the best skincare routine for combination skin is about finding the balance between controlling excess sebum and purifying, while maintaining hydration and moisture.

Discover our tailored, step-by-step skincare routine for combination skin to achieve a more balanced, healthy-looking complexion.

Step 1. Cleanse

Cleansing the skin twice daily is an essential step in any skincare routine. The best cleanser for combination skin should purify the skin and remove excess oils effectively, without aggravating dry areas.

Our Moor Cream Cleanser harnesses the power of Hungarian Moor Mud to help detoxify the pores, reduce excess oil, and prevent blemishes. A blend of lactic and glycolic acid dissolves dead skin cells to brighten, unclog pores, and smooth the complexion.

Suitable for both dry and oily skin, the Moor Cream Cleanser is the perfect addition to your combination skincare routine.

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Expert Tip:

To double cleanse in the evening, use Thermal Cleansing Balm as your first step to remove all make-up (including waterproof mascara) without stripping away moisture, leaving skin feeling soft and looking hydrated.

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Step 2. Pre-Serum

Often overlooked, toner or essence should be an essential preparatory step in every skincare routine. They prep the skin and allow serums and moisturizers to absorb more effectively, ensuring optimal results.

Acid Solution is a mild daily exfoliating essence that clarifies, brightens, and refines the complexion. Combining an innovative blend of acids, it gently exfoliates and promotes skin renewal, making it the best pre-serum for combination skin.

After cleansing, pour a few drops into the palm of your hand, and pat over face and neck.

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Step 3. Treat

When selecting the best serum for combination skin, it’s important to choose an oil-free formula that boosts hydration.

Our Instant Perfection Serum promotes radiance and supports an even skin tone while controlling shine. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, this combination skin serum locks in hydration and soothes dryness.

Apply to cleansed skin morning and evening, then follow with a moisturiser.

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Step 4. Moisturise

To find the best moisturiser for combination skin, try to balance deep hydration with a lighter formulation.

Our Balancing Moisturiser is the perfect moisturiser for combination skin. The cooling gel-cream soothes tight, dry skin and is perfectly calibrated to absorb quickly into the skin. It locks in moisture without leaving residue or exacerbating oily areas.

Apply evenly to the face and neck morning and night.

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Weekly Treatment

An effective combination skincare routine should extend beyond your daily ritual. Using a targeted face mask once a week can help to address specific concerns and provide concentrated treatments where the skin needs it most.

Our award-winning Deep Cleansing Mask is a hero product for combination skin. The curative powers of Hungarian Moor Mud work to deeply cleanse and purify congested pores, helping to rebalance oil production while hydrating the skin.

Apply generously to cleansed skin 1-2 times a week and leave on the skin for 15-20 minutes. Remove with warm water and a cleansing cloth or mitt.

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