Combination Skin Care Tips


  Combination skin types benefit from the right care: a mix of cleansing, moisturising and protection. If you wash your face too frequently, your skin can become overtaxed and its natural protective function can become damaged, which in turn causes it to lose moisture and become dry and rough. In this state, pollutants and bacteria can also penetrate the skin more easily – causing pimples and blackheads.


If you have combination skin, using products for general purpose can stimulate the T-zone to become even more oily, or the cheeks even drier - resulting in a feeling of tautness. In principle, using a gentle cleanser and moisturising your combination skin with a cream that doesn't contain too much oil is recommended - as it will give both zones the care they need. Cleansing and moisturising the entirety of combination skin is important, as neglecting specific areas could inhibit improvement.
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Step 2: Care

The problem you need to solve when caring for combination skin is making sure that the areas with oily skin are not made too greasy. And the areas with dry skin need plenty of moisture. Tip: Make sure you use a light day cream with a low oil content and apply it more sparingly to the t-zone. It is essential that the cream has a moisturising effect but is light at the same time. Of course, you can use the same cream for both zones. But make sure you choose a cream which is tailored specifically to your skin type. For the eye area, you should opt for an eye cream specially developed for this sensitive area.

Step 3: A Reward for the Skin

Treat your skin to an exfoliating scrub once or twice a week, such as Daily Essentials 2 in 1 Face Wash & Scrub from NIVEA. A gentle product will prevent skin irritation and avoid feelings of tightness. Concentrate primarily on treating your T-zone, in order to remove excess sebum and reduce the skin’s shine. You can also include a steam bath in your beauty routine if you have an oily t-zone: it will open up the pores and release the oils contained in the skin. Afterwards, always provide your skin with enough moisture.

What’s more, soothing masks are really easy to make yourself. A lemon and yoghurt mask has a slight purifying effect and can be applied to the entire face. The yoghurt moisturises the dry skin without making it too oily. Read on our easy DIY Face Mask Recipes.

Step 1: Cleansing and Makeup Removing

Your daily skin cleansing poses a particular challenge: the T-zone needs to be gently cleared of oil, to avoid pimples and blackheads, whilst the drier skin areas must not lose any moisture. Daily Essentials Refreshing Cleansing Lotion from NIVEA is ideal for this. It’s important that you do not cleanse your skin more than twice a day – once in the morning and once at night. Otherwise, the sensitive skin areas will dry out even more.

Tip: Use a gentle wash gel such as NIVEA Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Wash Gel It will cleanse thoroughly and prevent irritation. Afterwards, tone the sebaceous T-zone in particular with a facial toner like NIVEA’S Daily Essentials Refreshing Face Toner, which maintains the skin’s natural moisture balance.

Large pores in combination skin can be clogged by long lasting makeup and cause breakouts, using micellar water in your evening routine will help prevent breakouts from oily skin.

Even if you have combination skin, the most delicate skin is around your eyes. NIVEA Micellar Eye Make-up Remover Gel is soft and gentle to your eye area without leaving any residue on your skin.


Try these tips for combination skin care:

Avoid Soaps:

Traditional soap disrupts the skins natural pH balance, leading to dryer patches and can overstimulate oil production in your t-zone. Try using cleansing products that don’t contain soap.


Moisturise Wet Skin:

Wet skin can absorb a moisturising formula more easily: try to apply your moisturiser to damp skin. Apply NIVEA Creme, which contains light hydro waxes which moisturise your skin intensively without making it feel greasy.


Sun Protection:

As with the skin on your face, normal & combination skin on your body has to be protected from the sun, as UV rays speed up the ageing process. The skin loses its elasticity, becomes dry, rough and develops wrinkles. NIVEA Protect & Moisture Caring Sunscreen Spray SPF30 can help protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Skin Care Tips

Try an Exfoliate:

Skin exfoliating creams and gels gently remove impurities and dead skin cells for a radiant, smooth complexion. Exfoliation stimulates cell renewal and increases blood circulation on the surface layers of the skin. The result is a luminous, glowing complexion.


Use a Light Moisturiser:

Rapidly absorbing, light moisturising cream is ideal for combination skin care. NIVEA’s Express Hydration Body Lotion has been specially developed for the needs of normal & combination skin.


Drink Plenty of Water:

Hydrating helps keep those patches predisposed to dryness healthy.


Be Wary of the Weather:

Some people experience oily skin overdrive during the summer months and very dry, flaky skin in winter. The key is to moisturise all the time, even if your skin is oily as this can stop skin from overproducing oil.

Be wary of the weather


Does your make-up struggle to last a day without having to be reapplied in between? That’s one of the features of combination skin. The T-zone between the forehead, nose and chin quickly starts to become shiny. Find out which make-up is right for combination skin and how to keep your complexion looking radiant for the whole:

Create the Right Foundation:

Use a day cream as the basis for your makeup. It could even contain discreet colour pigments. When choosing a foundation, make sure it’s oil-free. Otherwise, in the worst case, the pigments in your foundation could mix with the sebum, making your complexion look blotchy.


Tailor Your Makeup to Your Skin Type:

Oil-free makeup developed for blemished or shiny skin is best for combination skin. It will absorb any excess sebum and even small beads of sweat. To help your makeup hold more effectively, you can apply and oil-free gel or primer underneath or on top of your foundation.


Set and Matt:

To help your makeup last longer, you can set it with powder. A pressed powder reduces the shine and has a matt effect. You can best conceal small blemishes with a mineral powder.


Beautiful Skin with a BB Cream:

BB Creams are especially ideal for summer or beach day, when you want to look more natural and fresh. NIVEA SUN UV Face BB Cream does not clog pores and means that you can manage without makeup or powder when you are sweating, yet keep your complexion looking even and smooth.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.