Skincare essentials for combination skin.

If you have combination skin then you might just feel me and my situation.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional makeup artist nor a dermatologist. Test the products on your neck before using them on your face.

I have combination skin, but it is so combination, my dry patches have oily patches, and my oily patches have dry patches. Also large pores and breakouts – if something dirty touches my face, and the sweat also a trigger for me to have breakouts too.

Found some products that might just be good for you as well as it was for me and these products also can be used for any other skin types! Good, isn’t it?

For my routine I use a three step rule I found on the Internet. You can also add additional steps if you want to.

The thee steps are, cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise. Sounds easy, right?

Cleanse

Cleansing is important because you need to wash off the day’s muck off your face especially if you live in a big city. Why? Because the pollution from the exhaust of the vehicles are cause of clogged pores and uneven skin tone.

I personally use Boots own Cucumber facial toner because

  • It’s for all skin types
  • Affordable
  • It is gentle
  • Effective
  • Has a cooling effect

I love this toner and it is very good for the price as well and I’d rather splurge on moisturizer and sheet masks than toners and exfoliants.

Exfoliate

In oder to have less breakouts you need to get rid of dead skin on your face and dead skin can clog up your pores too.

To exfoliate my skin I usually use a regular lip scrub or a homemade sugar scrub because they can do the trick and an exfoliant do not have to be expensive to be effective! But this is my take on it.

Additional step: if I want to be extra I tend to use some peel off mask or a clay mask before using a moisturiser.

Moisturise

This is my favourite step because this is when I can use the products I like to splurge on!

My skin gets irritated quickly after a strong cleanse and dry my skin out but this little bad boy saves it all the time.

H2O skin drink by tarte is so far the best moisturiser I have ever tried. It is light weight, minimal scent, and leaves my skin radiant. However if you don’t like to spend too much money on a moisturiser I would recommend you to either try a travel size pack by Tarte or use a moisturiser by Superdrug because it shouldn’t cost an arm and leg to have a healthy skin.

Additional step: just before using a moisturiser I use an anti-spot gel by e.l.f which can be drying on the skin I would definitely recommend to do this before you use any moisturiser or sheet mask.

A treat for the eyes

After I finished my using my moisturiser I refresh my eyes with the e.l.f Eye refresh roller so I could wake up fresh and bright in the morning. I also take it with me wherever I go.

FYI: this is just my way of dealing with combination skin.

Skincare gems

Sometimes there are so many products that can be overlooked because there are just so many to choose from. I’m making this post to introduce a few things I have found or to help you explore something new.

Let’s get started!

Farmacy Coconut Gel hydrating Sheet mask and Green Clean cleansing balm

I came across this brand on Beautylish because when I ordered an item they put a sample in the package by Farmacy.

I got their Green Clean make up meltaway cleansing balm and I really liked it so I ordered the sheet mask above. I bought one for my mum as well. It was so packed with the serum we had to use the both side of the sheets… After the first use we put them in containers (not in the same container!!) and the next day we used it again.

My mum is over 50 so it really showed that she used a moisturiser and it plumped her skin up she really looked younger. I never thought I would say that to her ever but it did work.

I apologise for not having a picture of the sheet mask I completely forgot to document it so, that’s an oopsie on my part, sorry! 😅

Tarte – drink of H2O hydrating boost moisturizer

This is on the pricey side but this product is amazing. It is light weight, minimal scent and it really hydrates my skin after a heavy cleansing “ritual”.

I got my H2O moisturizer in a value pack,because I wasn’t sure if I would like it or hate it with a passion, but I usually buy a set of minis because I like to explore more for my money and it works out cheaper sometimes.

E.l.f Acne fighting spot gel

I love this product because it works quickly, the products I have used before didn’t work this fast as this did. I can just roll it on a spot before going out (on a no makeup day or before a tinted moisturizer) or using it in my routine before bed. It is also sleek so I don’t have to worry about it taking too much space in my bag. Only problem is the fact that it can be a bit drying on the skin so this is why I use it before using any type of moisturizer, and I do recommend doing that way.

Witch hazel

Any brand of Witch Hazel is great for cleaning your skin or wounds. I use it when my dumb ass pops a few spots that should have been left alone…

However it does help in case you mess up your face because you’re a popaholic. It shrinks the spot and the scar if you popped your spot. Sometimes when I get really bad breakouts and the sun is out I put the solution on and let the witch hazel and the sun work their magic.

Before buying any of the products mentioned above I would recommend you to look up the ingredients and/or do a patch test on your neck.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional makeup artist nor a dermatologist. I am not sponsored by any of the brands mentioned I bought and buy products with my own money.

*pictures were taken by me