Your Combination Skin Routine
Confused by your skin type? Combination skin can lean towards either oily or dry depending on the area of the face, so it’s important to choose skincare products that take those differing conditions into consideration. To balance your skin and clear your complexion, follow our simple guide to caring for normal to combination skin types.
Do you have combination skin?
Those with a combination skin type will suffer from both oiliness and dryness on various parts of the face. The most common area for oil overproduction is the T zone (the forehead, nose and chin), while the most common area for dry skin is the cheeks- if you find yourself requiring blotting papers for the T zone as the day goes on but are experiencing an uncomfortable tight feeling on the cheeks, you have combination skin.To ensure your skin functions as neither overly oily nor overly dry, look for products that are still hydrating but work to balance the skin’s natural oil production. This balance will allow for consistency across the skin.
How to care for combination skin
Sukin’s signature collection works to naturally balance the skin’s oil production, hydrate the skin where needed and protect the skin from environmental damage. To keep your combination skin in check, use the treatment phase in your routine to really cater to your skin’s needs and switch things up depending on how your skin is feeling on any given day, then keep the rest of your routine consistent.
Cleanse. Begin by removing any makeup or grime with Sukin’s Micellar Cleansing Water, then give the skin a deep cleanse with the Sukin Cream Cleanser. Whatever your skin type, a deep cleanse is essential for for removing any bacteria that has built up throughout the day or night, unblocking clogged pores and balancing the skin’s oil production. This cleanser includes Rosehip, Avocado, Sesame and Wheat Germ Oils to nourish the skin while Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Nettle and Horsetail leave the skin looking and feeling clean.
After cleansing, moisten a cotton pad with the Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner then lightly sweep it over the areas of the face where you feel particularly oily. This toner will purify the skin and can also be used as a hydrating mist to give dry skin relief throughout the day- just spritz it over your makeup if your skin begins to feel tight and irritated.
This step allows you to target your specific skin concerns thanks to potent, concentrated ingredients. Where your skin feels oily, leave the skin bare until the moisturising step. You’ll still be delivering moisture to the skin, but you won’t be overloading it with excess oil. Where the skin feels particularly dry and tight, choose a deeply hydrating oil like the Sukin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil. If you’re wanting to treat pigmentation and fade age or sun spots, apply the Restoring Argan Oil +, and where you want mature skin to appear more youthful opt for the Purely Ageless Hydration Elixir.
It’s important to moisturise the entire face, including any oily areas, to ensure you aren’t depriving the skin of the moisture it needs in order to function at its healthiest. Something lightweight but still hydrating, like Sukin’s signature Facial Moisturiser, will keep the skin moisturised without clogging the pores.
Much like the treatment step in your new routine, multi-masking can be a great way or targeting multiple, specific skin concerns at once. On any oil and blemish prone areas, apply the Sukin Oil Balancing Anti-Pollution Facial Masque to extract and absorb any excess oil from within the pores. On dry patches, apply the Hydrating Face Mask to deliver moisture to flaky skin and restore brightness to a dull complexion.