01/10Do you have combination skin? Here are some dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind

Do you have combination skin? Here are some dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind

People might think that having dry skin or oily skin is difficult to manage but they've clearly never faced issues that people with combination skin do. If you have combination skin, we know just how difficult life can be for you. Be it selecting skincare products or beauty products, it becomes a real struggle to pick out anything that works well for your skin. What's worse is that you might even need to pick different products for different parts of your skin because some parts are oily while others are dry and that's just annoying, isn't it? So, with such a complicated skin type where you’re always wondering what to do, here are some dos and don'ts that will come to your rescue. Take a look.


02/10Do: Opt for well-tested products

Do: Opt for well-tested products

Always remember, you need to do a patch test with any product you opt for before you purchase it. You never know what will suit you or what won't. And you need to be extra careful about products that are super oily or sticky in nature.


03/10Don't: Use alcohol-based products

Don't: Use alcohol-based products

If your skin is more on the oilier side then it's best you stay away from alcohol-based products. Try to opt for products with natural astringent-based properties instead as these often have anti-inflammatory properties and will tone down the redness on your skin.


04/10Do: Adjust Products According to Season

Do: Adjust Products According to Season

While all skin types tend to change their moisturizer according to the seasons, this is especially important for combination skin. Combination skin is especially prone to changes in weather and will get very shiny when the weather warms up and very tight and parched when it cools down. Switch to lighter weight products for summer and more moisturizing, yet non-comedogenic products for winter.


05/10Don’t: Treat Each Area of Your Skin the Same

Don’t: Treat Each Area of Your Skin the Same

While you don’t need to go overboard using a separate toner for your dry patches and for oily areas, it’s important to be mindful of not applying products that are too drying to already dry areas and vice versa. For example, if you want to use a clay mask to draw impurities from the pores and absorb excess oil, only apply it to the t-zone–such masks can be stripping on drier areas.


06/10Do: Use humectants

Do: Use humectants

A humectant is a skincare ingredient that brings water to the skin, not oil. It ensures that your skin is hydrated and healthy, as opposed to overtly moisturised and healthy. Doing so, they also calm overactive sebaceous glands down and reduce oily skin. They do all of this without clogging the pores in the t-zone. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin are some of our favourite humectants.


07/10Don't: Skip moisturiser

Don't: Skip moisturiser

Yes, we all know that you're worried about the oily parts of your skin but even oily skin needs to be moisturised and hydrated. This is why you must not skip out on moisturising. What you can do instead is opt for a lightweight moisturiser that contains a light formula which won't clog your pores or sit heavy on your skin.


08/10Do: Mix your products

Do: Mix your products

As we mentioned earlier, combination skin has oily skin and dry skin throughout the face. So, while your forehead, nose and chin have oily skin, your cheeks will be dry. For this type of skin, the best thing you can do is to mix your products. So, while you could use a non-comedogenic product for the oily parts, you could use a heavy moisturiser on the dry parts.


09/10Don't: Skip out on toner

Don't: Skip out on toner

Once again, it's best if you stop skipping out on products that can do wonders for your skin. A toner is essential if you want your skin to stay clean and hydrated. Apply it after you've cleansed your skin and it will get rid of any excess oil, product and sebum from your skin. It will also tighten your pores and will leave you with smooth and soft skin.


10/10Do: Exfoliate your skin

Do: Exfoliate your skin

Since you have an oily T-bone (forehead, cheeks, chin), those areas of your face are bound to get blackheads, whiteheads, dirt and grime. So, make sure that you regularly exfoliate those areas of your face and use a scrub that works best to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads.