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How To Care For Combination Skin

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Do you struggle with dry skin but still have to deal with annoying breakouts? Is skin feeling oily but also flaky in certain areas? Sounds to us like you’ve got combination skin – but don’t worry! Our skincare gurus have got you covered with the ultimate skincare routine for combination skin! We reveal our top products for combination skin, teaching you how to use them and how to care for this often unpredictable skin type.

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What Is Combination Skin?

As the name suggests, combination skin is a combination of skin types. You’ll likely have oily areas (typically your T-zone, nose and chin) and normal to dry skin on your cheeks and hairline.

Signs You Have Combination Skin

  • Oily T-zone, nose and chin
  • Normal to dry skin elsewhere, particularly on cheeks and hairline
  • Mild breakouts on forehead, nose and chin
  • Larger pores on chin, nose and forehead
  • Patchy-looking makeup

What Causes Combination Skin?

The oilier areas are caused by overactive oil glands in your T-zone. More often than not, it’s a genetic thing.

However, sometimes the products you use can make the problem areas worse. So, it’s crucial to apply the correct products for combination skin to enhance your complexion and keep it looking healthy.

Best Skincare Routine for Combination Skin

Trust us, using the best products for combination skin is the only way to manage both those dry and greasier areas. Products that are targeted at very oily skin can cause your dry areas to worsen – and vice versa – intensely moisturizing products that target dry patches can cause oily areas to get even oilier!

Follow this step-by-step skincare routine for combination skin to ensure all areas of concern receive the best possible care, attention and ingredients to help maintain soft, supple and healthy-looking skin.

Step 1 – Cleanse

Kickstart your routine with the Revolution Skincare Retinol Cream Cleanser for combination skin. Renowned for its ability to decongest pores, this Retinol-powered formula works to unclog, deeply cleanse and instantly refresh, unleashing anti-aging properties to promote youthful-looking skin.

Not only does it help rid skin of dirt and impurities, but the creamy consistency nourishes and soothes redness and sensitivity.

Step 2 – Tone

Combination skin often craves something different each day. Some days might be oilier/drier than others, so it’s important to choose the best toner for your combination skin.

With the Revolution Skincare 5% Glycolic Acid Toner, skin is cleansed and conditioned. Formulated with Ginseng, Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera, the toner soothes, brightens and tightens pores.

Step 3 – Serum

Combination skin can often look dull and lackluster, particularly in the drier areas. Apply the Targeted Acne Serum 2% Salicylic Acid as your serum to help smooth and clear complexion and keep skin nourished. Subtle golden flecks also help to boost radiance.

Perfect for day and night, this serum for combination skin can be applied after cleansing and toning, before moisturising.

Step 4 – Eye Cream

If dry patches appear around the eyes, try the Revolution Skincare Retinol Eye Cream. This formula, which is enriched with Green Tea Extract, containing powerful antioxidants which can help nourish skin.

Rich in Retinol, this eye cream helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, whilst reducing congestion and blemish formation.

Step 5 – Moisturize

Though some areas might be oilier than others, it’s important to make sure your skin receives the moisture it needs to look and feel soft, supple and healthy. That’s why you need a targeted moisturizer for combination skin.

Try the Revolution Skincare Mattify Boost moisturizer, which is formulated with both Niacinamide to tackle blemishes and Rosemary Extract to help calm stressed-out skin. The mattifying finish is perfect for those oilier days, without skimping on the hydration!

Extra Step – Mask

Every now and then, skin will benefit from a few additional steps in your routine. Face masks are not only ideal for pamper nights, but they’re also great for delivering a boost of ingredients that target problem areas.

Formulated with Charcoal, the Revolution Skincare Charcoal Purifying Mask targets the main trio of combination skin concerns: excess oil, blemishes and dryness.

Skin is left feeling detoxified, soothed and well hydrated, with the excess oils from that T-zone absorbed and dry patches moisturized.

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