5 Signs That You Have Combination Skin Type

5 Signs That You Have Combination Skin Type

  • By Srishty Singh

Wish to invest in the best skincare products for your morning and nighttime rituals? If yes, you need an infallible understanding of your skin type and its concerns first.

In this article, we are calling all folks with combination skin. Let’s back up a bit – we are calling out to people who think that they have combination skin. Ahead, we list 5 signs of this unique skin type that will hopefully streamline your skincare shopping efforts. While at it, we help you with the best products for combination skin from Foxtale. High-performing, innovative, and safe, these offerings will elevate your skincare game by 10X.

So, keep scrolling!

 5 Signs You Have Combination Skin

Combination skin has both oily and dry parts. Here are some other signs that can help you in the identification process.

1. An Oily T-Zone: If your T-zone, forehead and chin are always a little too greasy, you may have combination skin. These areas on your face may get slick soon after cleansing.

2. Dry Patches Everywhere Else: Additionally, your cheeks may seem relatively dry throughout the day. During the transitional season, these areas can also get uncomfortably tight or flaky.

3. Clogged Pores: As we know, oily skin is more prone to unwarranted buildup in the form of pollutants, impurities, and grime. For combination skin, you may notice bigger, clogged pores on the T-zone, forehead and chin – due to the never-ending greasiness.

4. Whiteheads Or Blackheads: If further aggravated, these clogged pores turn to whiteheads or blackheads, You will see that their occurrence is more pronounced on the T-zone, forehead and chin for the combination skin type.

5. Occasional Breakouts: The combination skin type is no stranger to breakouts. The plugged pores on the oily areas serve as a breeding ground for bacteria – leading to breakouts.

 What Should I Look For In Combination Skincare Products

Since combination skin has both dry and oily parts, picking skin care products can be a little challenging. Here are some pointers you should consider.

1. Hydrating Formulas: Look for formulas infused with ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Red Algae extracts, and Sodium PCA. These humectants bind water molecules to the skin, ensuring its soft and supple appearance. The perfect fit for folks with combination skin, a hydrating formula banishes dry patches and uncomfortable tightness.

2. Oil Control: To take care of the greasy parts of combination skin, oil control is essential. Skincare workhorses like AHAs, BHAs, Niacinamide and more expel excess sebum from the pores, ensuring a healthy microbiome. The best part? These active ingredients are gentle and don’t zap the natural oils from the dermis.

3. Gentle, Nourishing Formulas: Many skin care formulas (in the market) that do away with excess oil and grime tend to be a bit abrasive. This can be counterproductive to your efforts for healthy, happy skin.

To keep these concerns at bay, you need to create a balance between oil control and intense hydration that offsets inflammation – with your pick of products. And this is where Foxtale comes into the picture.

 Your AM/PM Routine With Best Skincare For Combination Skin

Now that you have categorized your skin type as combination, here are some products for you! These Foxtale bestsellers in your morning and nighttime routine are sure to elevate your skin journey.

1. Foxtale’s Acne Control Face Wash For Cleansing: Cleansing is the first step in any skincare routine. It helps remove dirt, grime and pollutants deep-seated in the pores for a refreshed complexion. For combination skin, we recommend our meticulous yet gentle Acne Control Face Wash. Salicylic Acid at the heart of the cleanser buffs away dead cells and debris without stripping your skin. Moreover, Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide in the formula ensure sustained skin hydration.

Other Reasons To Pick Acne Control Face Wash For Combination Skin

Sloughs off dead cells for bright skin
Prevents massive or clogged pores
Has anti-inflammatory properties

2. Our Niacinamide Serum For Skin Treatment: Combination skin is characterized by over-zealous sebaceous glands in the T-zone, chin, forehead and more. To soak up the excessive shine, we recommend Foxtale’s Niacinamide Serum for your daily rituals. The innovative serum also helps prevent clogged pores and acne,  making it the perfect choice for combination skin. It also ensures a gorgeous, matte finish for your skin – a must-have for your beauty bag.

Other Reasons To Pick Our Niacinamide Serum For Combination Skin

Bolsters skin barrier to prevent water loss
Oil-free radiance for 8 hours at a stretch
Blurs pores for even skin texture

3. Oil Free Moisturizer For Sealing Hydration: We know that moisturization is key for healthy skin. A potent moisturizer forms a protective barrier on the dermis, preventing loss of water molecules. For the combination skin type, we recommend Foxtale’s high-performing Oil Free Moisturizer. This lightweight formula alleviates acne and inflammation while deeply hydrating the skin. The best part? Niacinamide at the heart of the formulation regulates sebum production and prevents clogged pores.

Other Reasons To Pick Foxtale’s Oil Free Moisturizer For Combination Skin

Soothes inflamed skin
It has a non-sticky feel
Strengthens the barrier
Enhances skin brightness 

4. Ultramatte Sunscreen For Sun Protection: Folks with combination skin – this sunscreen should be on your wishlist. The breathable formula shields your skin against UVA and UVB radiation while controlling sebum protection. Available in 3 hues, the water-resistant formula cloaks pores and blemishes for an even texture.

Other Reasons To Love Our Ultramatte Sunscreen

Doubles as a primer
Bestows a matte finish to the skin
Ensures protection against blue light


1. How do I tell if I have combination skin?

Ans) Combination skin has both oily and dry parts. If your T-zone, chin and forehead are slick while your cheeks stay relatively dry – you most likely have combination skin.

2. How common is combination skin type?

Ans) Combination skin is a fairly common skin type.

3. What are the reasons for combination skin?

Ans) Seasonal changes and certain skincare products can trigger combination skin.

4. I  have combination skin. Which ingredients should I avoid?

Ans) Combination skin should steer clear of harsh, alcohol-imbued formulas.

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