You may be confused as to what combination skin means. Your t-zone is excessively oily and shiny with enlarged pores, while your cheeks and chin may be dry and flaky.
According to Byrdie.com, and some experts, combination skin is the most common skin type. While a lot of people think they have oily or dry skin, usually it’s just a combination of both. As with most skin types, there is more than one aspect, and when it comes to combination skin, it’s totally normal to be oily in some spots and dry in others.
Here’s how to tell if you’ve been caring properly for your combination skin, and what causes it in the first place.
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What causes combination skin?
As always when it comes to skin types, genetics are a major factor. Byrdie.com says, genetics determine the amount of oil your skin produces, since they regulate cell production. The sebaceous glands on your face can vary in size, and overactive ones cause more oil- resulting in combination skin.
Colorscience.com says environmental factors are another factor at play when it comes to having combination skin. If it’s consistently hot and humid where you live, your skin will produce more sweat, resulting in more oily skin. When the temperature drops, your skin will be stripped of moisture and become drier and more sensitive.
It’s all about type.
The key to skin care is having the right products for your type. You want the dry parts of your face to remain moisturized, while suppressing the oilier t-zone.
Find a cleanser to remove any oil and dirt. Avoid anything with fragrance since this can dry out or irritate skin. Salicylic acid can help you avoid clogged pores while removing dirt.
When it comes to moisturizer, go for an oil-free wat