Combination Skin: What Exactly Is It And How To Manage It?

Combination Skin: What Exactly Is It And How To Manage It?

  • By Srishty Singh

If you have combination skin, chances are that your T-zone, forehead and chin become slick – right after cleaning. Whereas the rest of your face stays comparatively dry throughout the day. To combat this unique concern, you need gentle formulations for the skin that simultaneously hydrate and control oil. Well, this is where we come into the picture.

To help achieve your short and long-term skin goals, we bring you the best products for combination skin – a cheat sheet (if you will). Adding these best sellers to your morning and evening routine is bound to transform your skin, a complete 360-degree. But before we get to this list, let’s get our basics straight. What exactly is the combination skin type and how can one identify it?

 What Is Combination Skin? 

Combination skin has the characteristics of oily and dry skin. Here is how you can identify combination skin.

1. Shine on the T-zone, chin and forehead throughout the day

2. Enlarged pores on the oily parts

3. Clogged pores that may turn into blackheads or acne bumps

4. Dry, flaky cheeks that get more pronounced during winters or monsoons.

I Have Combination Skin. What Ingredients Should I Look For In My Skincare? 

The best, most efficient way to care for the combination skin type? Be very mindful of the active ingredients you add to your rotation. With the right choices, striking a balance between ample hydration and oil control becomes a cake walk. 

On that note, here are some ingredients that work well for this skin type.

1. Salicylic Acid: The oil-soluble active dissolves excess sebum and grime for a balanced microbiome. Salicylic Acid is supremely gentle on the skin and doesn’t dry out the skin. Additionally, it possesses anti-inflammatory properties that offset redness, rashes and irritation to the skin.

2. Hyaluronic Acid: To uphold the dry parts of the combination skin, hydration is essential. And, what better than humectant Hyaluronic Acid to do this job? HA binds water molecules to the skin, combating dry, flaky skin. Moreover, HA also has a soothing effect and works wonders on underlying sensitivities.

3. Niacinamide: If there is a skincare ingredient that does it all, it’s Niacinamide. This workhorse is a Godsend for folks with combination skin. It has the unique ability to soak up excess sebum, prevent clogged pores and prevent moisture loss through the lipid barrier. Talk about a win-win-win.

An AM/PM Regime For The Combination Skin Type

Getting the skin of your dreams requires persistent efforts over time. On that note, here’s a foolproof skincare for folks with combination skin. Keep reading

1. Scrub-a-dub with Acne Control Face Wash: Your skin is exposed to pollutants, aggressors, and dirt daily. This leads to an unwarranted build-up on the dermis, especially the oily parts. Foxtale’s Acne Control Face Wash dissolves this build-up and excess grease to reveal a smooth, bright surface.

Why Should You Pick Our Acne Control Face Wash 

> It is extremely gentle on the skin

> Carries Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid for your skin’s nourishment and multi-level hydration

> Doesn’t contain barrier harming sulfates 

2. Keep The Oil At Bay: To fight the stubborn shine on your nose, forehead and more, try our innovative Niacinamide Serum. The lightweight formula regulates sebum production and prevents clogged pores while bestowing a gorgeous matte finish to your skin. It is also a great fit to revive dry patches on your skin – due to Niacinamide's moisture retention capacity. You may layer it with a Vit C or retinol based serum, according to your skin’s secondary concerns.

Why Should You Pick Our Niacinamide Serum

> Brightens skin

> Ensures oil-free radiance

> Upholds skin barrier

3. Moisturize And Seal: Next, use a layer of moisturizer to seal water molecules and actives into your skin. Since combination skin is prone to clogged pores, we recommend Foxtale’s Oil Free Moisturizer to your vanity. The lightweight formula carries Hyaluronic Acid, Red, and Blue Green Algae Extracts that deeply hydrate the skin without plugging pores. Additionally, Niacinamide in this formula helps double down on efforts for a balanced microbiome.

Why Should You Pick Foxtale’s Oil Free Moisturizer 

> Calms Acne 

> Soothes Inflamed Skin

>Strengthens The Lipid Barrier 

4. SPF-SPF-SPF: Last but not the least, apply two fingers’ worth of sunscreen before stepping out. Your skin is susceptible to UVA and UVB rays, regardless of its type.

Our Glow Sunscreen not only ensures formidable sun protection but also enhances your skin’s latent radiance.

Why Should You Pick Our Glow Sunscreen 

> Carries brightening wonders Niacinamide and Vitamin C 

>Prevents tan and sun damage


1. What is the best moisturizer for combination skin?

Ans) Try Foxtale’s Oil Free Moisturizer for your combination skin. The infusion of Hyaluronic Acid, Red, and Blue Green Algae Extracts hydrates the skin – without clogging pores. Moreover, Niacinamide in this formula helps curb the shine on your T-zone, forehead and other problem areas.

2. My skin type is combination. Can I experience breakouts?

Ans) Yes. Combination skin has oily parts like the T-zone, forehead and chin. Due to overactive sebaceous glands in these areas, mild acne may appear occasionally.

3. How to care for combination skin?

Ans) Stick to a simple, 4-step routine twice a day with products from Foxtale.

Cleanse with Acne Control Face Wash with Salicylic Acid

Treat with Niacinamide Serum

Moisturize with Oil Free Moisturizer

SPF with Foxtale’s Glow Sunscreen

4. What is the best serum for combination skin?

Ans) You may try serums with actives like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C or Niacinamide. Our Niacinamide Serum blots excess sebum from the skin while granting it a gorgeous, matte finish.

5. What should I avoid for combination skin?

Ans) Avoid harsh, alcohol-imbued formulas as they irritate your skin.

6. Is combination skin oily?

Ans) The simple answer is yes. Combination skin has both dry and oily parts. Due to overactive sebaceous glands, areas like the T-zone, forehead and chin get extremely oily. On the contrary, the cheeks remain exceptionally dry.

7. What is the best face pack for combination skin?

Ans) Try Foxtale Purify & Glow Cleanser + Mask to prevent clogged pores, excess oil and breakouts. The formulation carries French Pink and Kaolin Clays that do away with the unwanted shine. Additionally, Sodium PCA serves as a tall glass of water for the skin.

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