Taking care of combination skin can get tiresome and confusing. Since your skin is dry in some areas and oily in others, your skincare routine has to have the best of both worlds. The underlying challenge is to create a skin-care routine that can address both dryness and an excess of oil.

Needless to say, taking care of combination skin in the right way is more of a balancing act. And that is why we have some of the best tips and tricks to maintain a healthy combination of skin.

Gently cleanse your skin

Using the right products that suit your skin is imperative for everybody. But it is of utmost importance for people with combination skin types. Hence as far as cleansing is concerned, it is recommended that you use a gentle cleanser to rid your skin’s surface of dirt, excess oils, and lingering impurities. You can choose a creamy or gel-based, as long as it does not irritate your skin. So an ideal type of cleanser for combination skin is the one that can cleanse and mattify your T-zone and other oily areas without over-drying your cheeks. So make sure you choose the right cleanser that is gentle on your skin.

Use a toner to balance

Use a nourishing toner to retain the PH balance of your skin after you’ve thoroughly cleansed. What you have to do is look for a toner that helps you hydrate dry skin and minimize oil at the same time. The correct toners for combination skin types are the ones that essentially can refresh and smoothen your complexion while removing excess residue.

Exfoliate Regularly, But Not Too Often

Taking care of combination skin is nothing if not an art of balancing. The same has to be done with exfoliation. Exfoliation involves sloughing away dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and helps your complexion appear less dull and smoother and supple. Over-exfoliating can irritate your face. For combination skin types, one can start with treading lightly and starting with it once a week and slowly building up to two-to-three times per week, as tolerated.

The one-way ticket to healthy skin, irrespective of the skin type is consistency. And as far as combination skin is concerned, it is also balancing. So be consistent and balance well with your skincare products.