Combination Skin Care Guide

Our Face Care Guide for Combination Skin helps you find the perfect skin care routine to take care of your skin.

What is mixed skin?

Similar to normal skin, but may occasionally produce some sebum in the T-zone and not enough in the cheeks.

It is the most aesthetic and comfortable skin type, but it can also be the least balanced, subject to change and easily irritated, because it is all too often treated as oily skin with corrosive and aggressive products!


- Your T-zone is quite oily, but the rest of your face remains relatively normal.

- The skin on the cheeks is normal, but sometimes you can feel it tightening.

- Your complexion may look dull.

- Your skin surface is uneven with enlarged pores on your forehead, nose and/or chin.

- Your skin care routine is always changing as you never seem to have the right products on hand.

To care

- Make sure your cream is moisturizing but not greasy, combining active moisturizers and balancing components to regulate the amount of sebum. Normal to combination skin can often be dehydrated, so don't hesitate to use some Hydrating Serum with your cream or use a skin care oil to keep your skin from losing water.

- Remove makeup and cleanse your skin meticulously every night to be sure to wake up with beautiful skin the next day.

- Apply a "double mask": a hydrating mask for your cheeks and another cleansing mask for the T-zone. Specific skin care will allow you to provide lasting hydration where it is needed and gently purify other parts of the face.

Os seus 3 cuidados essenciais

A pele mista requer cuidados nutritivos adequados para se manter equilibrada, saudável e jovem. Os seus cuidados essenciais de pele têm dois objetivos: manter a pele equilibrada e proteger a sua pele de danos futuros.

1⃣ Double Cleaning

In the morning you will cleanse the skin only once. But at night, even if you don't use make-up, clean your skin twice: once with an oil-based make-up remover. And a second time with the same product you used in the morning.

You will need two products, one oil-based and one water-based.

Creme, Leite ou Gel de Limpeza

🌄 Usar de manhã para lavar o rosto e preparar a pele para o hidratante.
🌌 Usar à noite como segundo passo de limpeza da pele, para deixar a pele e os poros limpos e livres de impurezas.

Óleo ou Bálsamo de Limpeza

🌌 Usar à Noite, como primeiro passo de limpeza de rosto, para remover maquilhagem, protetor solar, vestígios de poluição e sebo.

2⃣ Hydration

It has two options:

Option 1 - Choose a more generic moisturizer, suitable for your skin type, that can be used in the morning and at bedtime. (but in this case, you have to apply a sunscreen in the morning)

Option 2 - Use a day moisturizer with sun protection and one for the night that helps in skin regeneration.

Opção 1: Um Hidratante para Dia e Noite

🌄🌌 Use de manhã e à noite, após a sua limpeza. Como este hidratante não tem proteção solar, tem que aplicar um protetor solar de manhã, depois do hidratante.

Opção 2: Um Hidratante para o Dia e outro para a Noite

Um Hidratante para Dia com Proteção Solar 🌄 Use de manhã, depois da limpeza. Assegure-se que cobre bem todo o rosto, pescoço e decote.
Se escolher esta opção, poderá saltar a última etapa deste guia, da Proteção Solar, pois já está a incluir esse passo aqui!

Hidratante de Noite 🌌 Massajar sobre o rosto e pescoço como o último passo do seu ritual nocturno.

3⃣ Sun Protection

If you haven't chosen to have two moisturizers, one day and one night, and you prefer to have just one moisturizer, then you need to supplement your skin care regimen with sun protection to protect your skin from further damage. This is the last step of your morning routine.

Os seus cuidados específicos

Depois de criar a sua rotina básica, com os 3 passos essenciais, avalie a sua pele e veja se há ainda algo que gostasse de corrigir ou alguma preocupação que gostaria de tratar.

Pimples and Black Spots

There are several causes for the appearance of pimples, such as genetic factors, external factors (tobacco, alcohol, poor diet or use of incorrect cosmetic products for your skin) or even taking medication such as contraceptives, hormones and antidepressants. Pimples and blackheads can occur on any skin type, but are more common in those with oily skin, even in adulthood.

To address this type of skin concern, follow your skin care routine religiously, avoid sunbathing and don't squeeze pimples. Invest in skin treatments like:

1)a face mask, once or twice a week, as theDermalogica Charcoal Rescue Detoxifying Mask, aEvolve True Balance SOS Face Mask Or theAntipodes Halo Illuminating Mud Face Mask.

two)Gently exfoliate balance your skin with a toner like theDermalogica Clear Start Micro-Pore Mist Spray Toner, OEvolve Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Brightening Toner or theAntipodes Purifying Toner - Resurrect Clarifying Facial Toner.

3)Invest in an anti-blemish treatment serum like theClear Start Anti Imperfections Breakout Clearing Booster Treatment by Dermalogica, OActive Clearing Anti-Imperfection Treatment AGE Bright Spot Fader by Dermalogica or theEvolve Rainforest Rescue Detox Serum.

dehydrated skin

Dehydrated skin lacks water. Any type of skin can be dehydrated, and skin dehydration can happen due to external factors, such as living in a very dry environment, or being exposed to air conditioning or heating. It can also be a consequence of lifestyle habits, such as drinking little water, smoking or consuming alcohol. The ideal is to correct these external factors. In terms of face care, try:

1)add a tonic your routine, likeOSKIA Pure Rose MSM Floral Water Tonic, OCleansing, Exfoliating and Moisturizing Toner - Beauty Water by SON & PARK or theAge Smart Antioxidant Hydramist Toner by Dermalogica.

two)add a serum face, likeDERMALOGICA Skin Hydration Booster, OOSKIA Isotonic Hydra-Serum Hydrating Serum or theEVOLVE Hyaluronic Acid Natural Moisturizing Serum.

3)Make a face mask once or twice a week, likeDERMALOGICA Melting Moisture Hydrating Mask Or theAnti-Aging Mask Bio Retinol Gold Mask by EVOLVE.

4)Add face oil, to try to restore your skin's lipid barrier and retain moisture. like for example theBeauty Oil - The Beautiful Oil by Kjaer Weis, or theAntipodes Organic Divine Face Oil.

Firmness, fine lines and wrinkles

All skin types age. This is one of the reasons why you should use your sunscreen every day, as it will always be your best prevention weapon. From the age of 25, you can start using anti-aging products as a way to prevent the appearance of the main signs. Whether you want to prevent, or try to correct signs of aging already installed, we suggest these options:

1) Add an anti-aging serum to your routine. For example, there is the Super 16 Anti-Aging Serum from Oskia, the Superfood 360 Anti-Aging Serum from EVOLVE, the Age Smart Phyto-Nature Firming Serum from DERMALOGICA, or the Retinoid Night Serum Level1 - 0.2% from OSKIA.

2) Add a Face Oil to treat wrinkles and firmness, such as Facial Oil - Restoration Oil by OSKIA or Beauty Oil - The Beautiful Oil by Kjaer Weis.

Black spots and pigmentation

We speak of pigmentation spots when skin pigmentation is uneven. These darker spots are caused by the excess production of melanin by cells called melanocytes and can happen on any skin type, at any age, due to factors such as sun exposure, pregnancy, hyperpigmented post-inflammatory (acne or wound healing) or skin aging. To treat blemished skin, try:

1) AHAs such as Evolve Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Bright Toner or Liquid Mask Oskia Lactic Acid Micro-Peeling.

2) Retinol or Bakuchiol. You can do it in a gentle way, such as changing your cleansing gel for the Renaissance Cleansing Face Gel from Oskia and adding the Facial Oil - Restoration Oil also from Oskia to your Routine.

3) Add Vitamin C to your routine with a serum, such as the Renaissance Brightlight Anti-Blemish Serum by Oskia, the Age Smart Serum Biolumin- C by Dermalogica, or Bio-Retinol + Vitamin C Booster by Evolve.

4) Try a serum with Niacinamine such as Oskia City Life Booster Anti-Pollution Concentrated Serum, or PowerBright Dermalogica Spot Treatment Serum.

5) You can also change your Sunscreen/Day Moisturizer for something more effective in the fight against stains such as PowerBright Sunscreen Anti-Stains Pure Light SPF50.

dark circles and puffiness

Everyone has dark circles! There is, of course, a genetic factor, but sooner or later we all suffer from this malady. If it is something you want to try to alleviate, although there is no definitive solution and the best solution is sleep, try using a good eye cream, such as the Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift Eye Cream, the t3>Oskia's City Life I-Zone Lip & Eye Balm or Dermalogica's Age Smart BioLumin-C Eye Serum.

Sensitivity and redness

Sensitive skin can be categorized in many ways and have many different reasons. As a rule, the ideal is always a diagnosis and treatment by a doctor. Anyway, when you know from the start that you have sensitivities, you should take this into account when choosing your products.

In all our skin care collections, you can select the "Sensitivity and Redness" concern that will give you already pre-filtered results for this question.

In any case, we recommend that you also check out the UltraCalming range from Dermalogica, which is formulated with the most sensitive skin in mind. The Gallinée brand is also very good for those with sensitive skin, as it respects your skin's microbiome and its products are dermatologically tested.