Published August 15, 2023
If you experience increased oiliness throughout the day and find yourself combating blemishes, dryness, and a lack of skin hydration, you may have a combination skin type.
Read on to learn what combination skin actually is, what causes it, and FILORGA’s best products for combination skin.
WHAT IS COMBINATION SKIN?
Combination skin has the qualities of both oily and dry skin. Combination skin is characterized by oiliness, often around the forehead, nose, and chin (known as the T-zone), as well as drier areas on the rest of the face, particularly around the cheeks.
As such, the main problem for combination skin types is the challenge of meeting the varying needs of the face. Drier areas require hydration, while the T-zone requires skincare to help reduce the production of sebum from the sebaceous glands.
WHAT CAUSES COMBINATION SKIN?
A number of different factors can contribute to a combination skin type.
Genetics play a large role in determining your skin type, however stress, hormones, and environmental aggressors can also affect the skin, leading to dry patches and an overproduction of sebum. That’s why it’s so important to build the correct skincare routine for combination skin.
SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR COMBINATION SKIN
The good news is that there are steps you can take to care for your combination skin.
1. FIND THE RIGHT CLEANSER
Morning and evening, it’s vital to cleanse the face with a make-up remover. This allows you to remove impurities such as dust, pollution, and make-up, along with sebum that tends to become embedded.
AGE-PURIFY CLEAN is a gel cleanser that contains purifying zinc to deeply cleanse, while hyaluronic acid moisturizes dryness and restores hydration, making it FILORGA’s best cleanser for combination skin.
2. USE AN ESSENCE TO DELIVER HYDRATION
After cleansing, apply an essence. An essence delivers hydration to the skin while preparing the face for any products to follow.
FILORGA’s NCEF-ESSENCE uses AQUA-MX technology to provide express and long-lasting hydration in just 30 minutes,* while the addition of retinol helps to remove dirt, dead skin cells, and oil from the pores.
3. TACKLE BLEMISHES & HYDRATION WITH A SERUM
With combination skin, you need a high performing serum that delivers intense skin hydration while targeting blemishes.
FILORGA’s AGE-PURIFY INTENSIVE double-correction serum is ideal for combination skin. The HYALURO-YOUTH CX complex combines hyaluronic acid and peptides to deeply hydrate and provide an anti-aging effect, while DERMO-RESCUE CX contains 5 micro-peeling acids, zinc, and purifying agents to reduce redness, shine, and blemishes.
4. LOOK FOR A NONCOMEDOGENIC MOISTURIZER
After cleansing and applying your essence and serum, follow up with a moisturizer for combination skin. Look for non-comedogenic moisturizers with a cream-gel texture that mattifies to prevent excess sweat.
FILORGA’s best moisturizer for combination skin, HYDRA-FILLER MAT non-comedogenic moisturizer, contains a powerful duo of hyaluronic acids for multi-layer hydration, as gently exfoliating protease reduces pore visibility and reveals a radiant complexion.
5. USE A MASK ONCE A WEEK
Sometimes dead skin cells can’t fully shed, which can lead to the appearance of rough, dry skin, and dullness. Once a week, a face treatment such as a mask or an exfoliator should be applied to your skin.
FILORGA’s AGE-PURIFY MASK. Its micro-peeling acids and zinc-enriched formula allow it to act on the appearance of pores, shine, and blemishes, as hyaluronic acid and peptides offer superior hydration that smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Combination skin can be a bit of a challenge to care for, but understanding is the first step. With the right skincare routine and products, managing combination skin can be made much easier.
*Self-assessment – 30 women – twice daily application of NCEF-ESSENCE for 7 days.