Combination skin is both oily and dry at the same time. The skin is generally oilier in the t-zone area of the face, such as the forehead, nose and chin while the outer parts of the face like the cheeks are dry. A combination skin type will tend to have medium-sized pores.
A skin type that has both oily and dry areas can be tricky to treat. You want to help control the amount of oil that is being produced in the t-zone area, yet you want to make sure that the drier areas are getting moisturized. Treatment for a combination skin type requires the use of water-based products, daily deep cleansing (preferably with a foaming facial cleanser and a Clarisonic Brush) and regular exfoliation. With a proper, regular skin care regime, a person can prevent breakouts while successfully addressing both the oily and dry areas on the face.
(Previously published on SF Skin Care Examiner)