June 23, 2024

Skincare for combination skin in Nigeria: How to Balance Oily and Dry Areas

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 effectively manage and balance combination skin.

To cleanse in the morning, 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, an alcohol-free toner to balance the skin’s pH and soothe dry and oily areas.


  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

Tone: Apply the same soothing toner to maintain balance.


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

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

Night Moisturizer

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

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