Making sure you’re giving each part of your face what it best needs, managing combination skin is all about striking the right balance.
You’ll want to avoid more intense formulations in your skincare products. At either end of the spectrum, the more a product will help reduce oil, the more it might further dry out flaky skin. Equally, the more a product helps to soothe and restore moisture to dry skin, the more oily your T-zone might get. With every action having an equal and opposite reaction, as those clever scientist types say, you’ll want to make sure the only reaction your skin is having is one of total cool, calm composure.
How to take care of combination skin in winter can be a particular challenge. Already dry skin will be even more parched and singing its siren song to rich moisturisers, but you don’t want to overload oily T-zones. Since different parts of your face have different needs, these months might need a little more thoughtfulness and adaptation in the form of extra targeted weekly rituals.
Case in point – a key way to target the different needs of your combination skin is to multi-mask. Taking a sort of ‘divide and conquer’ approach, applying different face masks on different parts of your face helps to create the ideal combo of skincare effects – helping to soothe and moisturise dry areas and reset your T-zone’s oil levels. Once you’ve got this mask medley down, life’s a beach. Read on to discover our best face masks for multi-masking with combination skin.