Combination skin type is often the one that confuses people the most. Since both oily and dry skin types have opposing characteristics, it can be hard to know whether you should be hydrating the dry areas or keeping oil at bay. The trick is to find products that are gentle and nourishing whilst also being effective and cleaning out pores.
The best skincare routine for combination skin would be simplistic and gentle. It should include a gentle double cleanse, followed by a chemical exfoliant once or twice a week and a hydrating moisturiser to finish. Don’t worry about cleansing twice a day and always wear a hydrating and soothing sunscreen reapplied throughout the day.
You might find it helpful to apply your richer products on your dry areas and restrict your oil-reducing products to your t-zone. Treating these areas separately can sometimes be easier than finding a product that works well across both.