It's a well balanced type of skin that doesn't feel oily nor dry. The
texture is smooth and silky all over the face, pores are usually small
in size, skin is very elastic. It isn't prone to acne breakouts,
flakiness or feeling tight.
This skin is typically dull and very thin. It can become flaky and even
scaly very quickly. It feels tight and not very elastic, and the pores
are usually very small. It's prone to develop fine lines and wrinkles at
an early age compared to the previous two. It can become itchy or
irritated. Extreme heat, cold and sun can make this skin very angry.
Chances are you've been told you have oily skin because your T zone is
oily. That assessment however is not correct. Oily skins present an
excess of sebum (oil) production consistently all over the face, neck
and even chest and back. Enlarged pores and the presence of acne
breakouts and blemished skin are typical tattle tales of this skin type,
however not all oily skins present acne. This skin feels elastic and
Combination skin, as its name implies, combines any two or all three skin types above in various segments of the face:
Oily skin areas — usually what's known as the the T zone, (forehead, nose and chin).
Dry skin areas — usually lower jaw from the mouth all the way to the ears.
Normal skin areas — usually cheeks.
Combination skin is the most common skin type and it's often confused with oily skin.