You’ve probably heard the expression ‘combination skin’ thousands of times, but have you ever really thought about what it actually means? In essence, combination skin is skin which has dryness, oily areas and ‘normal’ patches in the different areas of the face (an oily t-zone with dry cheeks, for instance). It can be really tricky to find products which are good for combination skin, so we thought we’d turn the spotlight on our best combination skin products to guide you towards the right ones for you:
Balance is the key to products for combination skin and this matifying lotion clears excess sebum without drying the rest of the skin. Ylang ylang essential oil helps to balance the skin, papaya extract helps to refine the skin through gentle exfoliation and the mineral powders absorb excess sebum leaving a matt finish.
Masks can be a great ally in the battle with keeping combination skin under control and this purifying, oxygenating mask is made especially for this. It deeply mattifies the skin without drying it out whilst exfoliating and mopping up excess sebum. It only needs to be used a couple of times a week, so one tube goes a long way.
Another mask from Decleor, this time harnessing the power of clay in the fight against excess oil. This particular mask dissolves all impurities and helps cleanse the skin without dehydrating and also possesses natural absorbency thanks to the clay, leaving your skin sort and hydrated without being over-stimulated.
Often the oily areas of your combination skin will be prone to blemishes and spots and you’ll need something powerful to help zap them away when they appear. This roll-on from Decleor can be used 4-5 times a day and will target the bacteria which causes spots as well as reducing inflammation and redness.
It may seem bonkers to use an oil to help to reduce excess sebum but this purifying ylang-ylang oil does exactly that. The 100% natural oil penetrates the skin to re-balance and reduce excess sebum and impurities and moisturises area which are lacking in natural moisture.