Skin Care for Combination Skin

Skin Care for Combination Skin

What is the best skin care for combination skin?  That is a trick question because there is not a true combination skin type. However, since Clinique came out with the 4 skin types in 1968, they used the terminology dry combination skin and oily combination skin and it stuck.  The term “combination skin” drives dermatologists crazy because it is a misnomer. Learn more about combination skin here.  The best skin care for combination skin would depend upon the climate the person is in and what their Baumann Skin Type® is.

Many people believe they have combination skin so I will give skin care advice for combination skin here.  However, it is much better to take the skin type quiz and find out what your true skin type is.  Once you know what your skin type is, a personalized skin care routine can be developed just for your changing skin type. This advice is not as accurate as it could be if you follow the skin care advice for your Baumann Skin Type rather than this skin care advice for combination skin. 

What is The Best Skin Care Routine For Combination Skin?

The am and pm skin care routine for combination skin is as follows:

AM

Step 1- Gentle cleanser

Step 2- Eye cream to treat any eye issues

Step 3- acne, rosacea, melasma, eczema or psoriasis treatment if applicable

Step 4- Light Moisturizer

Step 5- Noncomedogenic sunscreen

PM

Step 1- Gentle cleanser

Step 2- Eye cream to treat any eye issues

Step 3- acne, rosacea, melasma, eczema or psoriasis treatment if applicable

Step 4- Light Moisturizer

Step 5- Retinoid

These are only general recommendations because all of the barriers to skin health must be taken into account when designing a personalized skin care regimen.  Saying you have “combination skin” is not enough information to give you great advice on skin care for combination skin.

Normal skin is also not a true skin type.  Click here to learn about normal skin

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