How To Moisturize Combination Skin

How To Moisturize Combination Skin

Combination skin can be tricky to take care of. That’s because you have two varying regions on your face — one is on the oilier side and is more likely to get blemishes such as blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. The other side is on the drier side and it requires more nourishment and hydration. Moisturizing your skin in the right way is crucial to keep combination skin happy and looking its best. We give you the lowdown on combination skin and how to best moisturize it.

How To Know If You Have Combination Skin

It’s important to get a gauge whether your skin is oily or dry so that you can hone in on oilier areas when you cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize. A blotting paper can help establish exactly where your oily section ends and dry skin begins. Gently dab the blotting paper on your forehead, cheeks and nose to check if there is oily residue on the paper. Wherever there is oily residue on the blotting paper is where your oily skin is. The areas that have no residue are the drier areas of your combination skin.

How To Find The Right Moisturizer

It’s important to find the right moisturizer for your skin type. Use a moisturizer formulated for oil control — it can give your dry areas necessary moisture while regulating T-Zone oil production.

1. Gel Cream

A gel cream is perfect for combination skin because of its light consistency which works well for your oilier skin areas and a cream consistency that can provide hydration to your dry skin areas. Garnier SkinActive’s Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream for Normal to Combination Skin lightweight and non-comedogenic formula is a good option. It helps block out dryness and locks in moisture, leaving your skin hydrated and balanced.

2. An SPF Moisturizer

Combination skin like all skin types needs to be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays and environmental damage. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Moisturizer Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 fast absorbing, non-greasy formula can help turn dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin with a more radiant, even tone.