Skin & Make-up

Combination Skin:Tips and Products To Try

I have combination skin, meaning that I have dry skin in some areas of my face and oily skin in other areas on my face. Usually, my t-zone tends to be the oily area, like around my eyebrows, nose, and chin. While my dry areas are on my cheeks and chin. Having combination skin can make it a bit more challenging to take care of your face and keep it clear. But I’ve found a few tips and products that work really well for my combination skin and address some of the common problems that we encounter with combination skin. However, there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to combination skin. Therefore what has worked for me may not work for you but you just might find something to add to your routine.


Having a morning and night routine is crucial. Consistently using the products that work well for your skin will help it to stay healthy. In the mornings, I typically use a cleanser and follow it up with a toner and moisturizer. While at night, I use a cleanser and follow it up with a toner, serum, and moisturizer.

Currently, I’ve been using the Mario Badescu combo oily kit which simplifies the process of creating a routine because all of the products that I need are right there and work well together.

Mario Badescu Combo Oily Kit

Gentle Cleanser

A great cleanser that I use for combination skin is micellar water. Micellar water “is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. “The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin.” There are many different brands that sell micellar water. 

Garnier Micellar Gel Face Wash Combination Skin

Rosewater Micellar Cleanser for Combination Skin

SEPHORA Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water – Cleanse + Purify


I also like to exfoliate my face twice a week. This helps to get rid of any impurities in my pores at a deeper level then my cleanser does and helps to refresh my skin. I use an exfoliator that is great for all skin types since I have two different skin types that I’m working with. Some great exfoliators to consider include

SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub

Oil Blotting Sheets

I discovered these this summer, but for the times when I have excess oil on my t zone area, I use oil blotting sheets. These work pretty well. Below are a few brands that sell them:

e.l.f. Mattifying Blotting Papers – 25ct

Unscented Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Facial Blotting Sheets – 50ct

Petal Fresh Aburatorigami

I hope some of these tips are helpful! What tips and products do you use for your combination skin? Let us know in the comments section below!

By Cassandre

Hello! My name is Cassandre. I am a Content Writer and Blogger. I enjoy creating content for millennial women, women of color and moms. My writing journey began in the summer of 2016 when I took a leap of faith and quit my job to pursue my passion for writing. Prior to that, I kept pursuing jobs because I was good at them but I had this gnawing in my Spirit that told me that God had intended so much more for my life. For years, I had been drawn to writing, (started journaling when I was in the fourth grade!) but I didn't think that I was good enough to call myself a Writer. It felt too weighty of a title to bestow upon myself. But since taking that leap of faith, I have learned so much in my valleys and my hills, including the undeniable truth that I am and always will be a Writer. Asides from writing, you can find me curled up reading a good book, dancing to some Zouk or Afrobeat music, or trying some dope food at a restaurant with my son.

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