Combination skin is where two skin worlds collide. Combination skin can be oily - dry skin or oily-normal skin. But why? When it comes to skin type, genetics play a significant role, but it makes a little more sense when you understand skin.
Often, with combination skin, we see that the T-Zone (forehead, nose, chin) is where people appear to be oily/shiny and have the area most prone to acne. The T-Zone is home to more sebaceous glands (oil-secreting glands) and larger pores. More oil and large pores are the perfect recipes for clogged, congested pores resulting in acne activity and blemishes (blackheads, whiteheads, etc.). The areas outside of the zone may be flaky, feel rough due to excess dead skin cell build-up. The skin outside of the T-Zone can be dry (alipidic) or normal (good balance).
Caring for combination skin can be tricky, given it's a balancing act. It is recommended that you use products formulated for both skin types and spot treatment to be beneficial. Water-based, non-comedogenic, lightweight products are ideal given they are helpful for both skin types.
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