When you skin is combination and experiences both dryness and oiliness, taking care of it can be a complicated process. Essentially, it’s all about achieving balance and once you start using the right products, you may find that your oiliness or dryness (or both!) disappears completely, leaving you with a much more manageable skin type.
When it comes to choosing a cleanser for combination skin, avoid products that contain harsh or aggravating ingredients and instead look for formulas that will soothe, calm, and balance your skin.
Here are our favourite cleansers for combination skin.
Neighbourhood Botanicals Acid Washed Facial Cleanser
Formulated with exfoliating lactic acid, this cleanser is ideal for those who experience textural dryness as the AHA helps to break down dead skin cells – without stripping skin. The result is super smooth skin, but without the irritation some scrubs and acids can leave.
Gruum Exfoliating Face Wash
If you do prefer a scrub, this comes sensitive-skin approved. With a clarifying formula that includes witch hazel and eucalyptus as well as tiny perlite particles to gently buff rough patches, this is ideal for combination skin that experiences congestion and blackheads as well as dryness.
Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser
As it’s formulated with oily, dry, and combination skin in mind, this cleanser is a safe bet and good all-rounder. It contains a cocktail of beneficial ingredients, including thyme, aloe vera, and cucumber to main hydration levels, keep pores clear, and restore balance.