Balancing combination skin, which has both oily and dry areas, necessitates a targeted approach that addresses the needs of each skin type while not exacerbating either. Here’s a concise route to help you manage and balance combination skin effectively.

Morning Routine


Use a gentle, balancing cleanser like CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser to remove excess oil without stripping dry areas.


Applying Isntree green tea toner, or Klairs unscented toner which is an alcohol-free toner to balance the skin’s pH and soothe both dry and oily areas.

Klairs Unscented Toner. Combination skin


Using Cerave vitamin C serum a hydrating serum that won’t clog pores is highly recommended


Apply a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer like Cerave moisturising lotion or Klairs rich moist soothing cream to hydrate without making oily areas greasy.

Sun Protection

– Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is oil-free and lightweight like La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk Sunscreen SPF 60

Night Routine


At night, use the same gentle cleanser as in the morning.

Exfoliate (2-3 times a week)

Use a gentle chemical exfoliant to help manage oily areas and smooth dry patches.

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant


Apply the same soothing toner to maintain balance.


Apply a serum that addresses specific skin concerns like uneven texture or dullness.

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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% works well for this purpose.

Night Moisturiser

Use a slightly richer moisturizer like, CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion to ensure dry areas are adequately hydrated overnight.