Mixed skin, also known as combination skin, can take many forms and is characterized by a combination of both oily and dry areas of the face.

The most common variant is the one involving the T-zone i.e. forehead, nose & chin. This zone usually tends to be oilier and more acne-prone. The T-zone is where the larger pores usually reside, which contributes to higher sebum production resulting in a shinier skin surface. Unlike the cheeks, eyes & neck which usually tend to be normal or dry instead.


  • Combining skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fat T-zone (forehead, nose & chin)
  • Normal to dry cheeks

The oily areas of the combination skin, T-zone (forehead, nose & chin) are caused when there is an overproduction of sebum. Unlike the drier areas of the combination skin, which are caused by a lack of sebum and a corresponding lipid deficiency.

This type of skin type often changes between seasons, which means that you usually get slightly worse skin in the winter and better in the summer, when it alternates between the dry areas and the oily ones.


As we mentioned earlier, mixed skin is a combination of both oily & dry parts of the face, so it requires different care for different parts of the face. Therefore, it is of great importance to work on balancing the oily parts while making sure to deeply moisturize. A good way to treat different parts of the face is to apply several serums with different properties targeting each need.

For best results, we recommend using skincare products that are adapted for mixed skin and that contribute to a balancing effect. You then add special products adapted to your specific needs.

Skin care routine for mixed skin

  • Cleanse both morning & evening with cleansing gel or mousse adapted for combination skin.
  • In the evening, use a cream that is richer in texture than your morning cream so that your skin can be properly moisturized during the night.
  • Use peels 1-2 times per week to exfoliate dead skin cells.