Does your skin seem dry in some areas but oily in others? Well, you might just have combination skin! According to the American Academy of Dermatology, those with combination skin often find their forehead, nose, and chin to be oily and their cheeks to be dry. So, how the heck are you supposed to take care of a combination complexion? It all comes down to finding the right products for your skin type. Below, we share our best skin care products for combination skin, along with product recommendations.
Combination Skin Care Pick #1: Micellar Water
Micellar water is a no-rinse cleansing option that was popularized in France and is now beloved all over the world. Micellar water is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin. Since there’s no rinsing required, it makes for a great travel-friendly cleanser for combination skin. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, and the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies. To use, grab your micellar water of choice and saturate a cotton pad with it, then wipe the pad across your face.
Combination Skin Care Pick #2: Clay Cleanser
Want to try double-cleansing with combination skin? Consider first wiping your face with a micellar water, then following up with a clay cleanser. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay line features three cleansers—the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser, and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser—that are formulated to seamlessly transform from clay to mousse and remove everyday impurities without over-drying. Daily, squeeze your clay cleanser of choice into your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Then, gently massage the cleanser onto your face using circular motions. Finally, rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Combination Skin Care Pick #3: Clay Mask
One of our favorite skin care trends for combination skin just so happens to be multi-masking, which involves applying different masks to different areas of your face at the same time. Consider using one or more of the following clay masks from L’Oréal Paris to multi-mask, depending on your combination skin’s needs. Apply an even layer of your masks onto clean, dry skin, leave them on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Mask: Over time, harsh cleansing can be drying and sensitizing, leaving skin feeling uncomfortable. This clay mask helps draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and gently cleanse stressed areas. Use twice a week for best results.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Mask: Over time, harsh environmental factors, such as pollution and debris can damage skin, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. This clay mask helps draw out the buildup of dirt, impurities, and pollution and reduce the look of dull skin.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Mask: Day after day, impurities, dirt, makeup, and excess oils can build up on the surface of your skin, leaving your complexion looking overly oily. This clay mask helps draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and reduce the look of excess shine.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Mask: Day after day, dead skin cells can build up on the surface of your skin, leaving your skin feeling rough. This clay mask helps draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface of your skin.
Combination Skin Care Pick #4: Water-Based Moisturizer
If you’re interested in trying out a different moisturizer on your combination skin, think about adding a water-based formula to your routine. Regardless of your skin type, moisturizer should play a starring role in your daily skin care regimen. Post-cleansing, try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Normal/Dry Skin, which are both formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration.
Now that you know which skin care products to stock up on if you have combination skin, learn about the best hacks for your skin type with our article, 7 Skin Care Hacks for Combination Skin.