Combination Skin Care Problem – Reader Question



I am 27 and have a combi skin. Flaky nose in winters and oily t zone in summers. This year I realize the oily days continue to haunt me during monsoon too. I was using dabur rose water as the toner (fab india lavender in winters) and lactocalamine last year as it suited me well. But my t zone started getting very oily this year despite of lacto. so i switched to Neutrogena oil free moisturizer a month ago but it is not solving my problem. I am using Neutrogena Sun block over the moisturizer.
I always wanted to plunge into make up and finally with all tips on d blog I finally did d shubh aarambh :p  but with so much oily oily issues i have stopped. All small small boils/ blemishes crop up too soon on my skin.
What do you guys suggest I should do?
I have Some more queries :p :
1. Please do suggest a nice foundation and powder for my skin type.
2. Is there any liquid liner for lower lashes to give it a thin precise look and not sting eyes
Thanks & Regards


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  1. omg! that’s exactly my skin type. i think you should stop using the moisturizer for a few days and after the toner, apply the sunblock. that’s what i do.
    also,you could try the lotus spf40 sunscreen. its a hit with the oilies though it gave me breakouts~ 🙁

    and since you have oily skin, use a compact. i personally use the maybelline clearglow compact but i’ve heard the dream matte powder is good too. if you want to go an extra mile,try mac’s studio fix powder 🙂
    for foundation,try mac’s studio fix fluid. that’s what i do and it gives a nice oil free finish.

    hope this helps :))

    • and for the eyeliner, i dont use liquid liner in there. u could try the maybelline gel eyeliner. works well,smudge free and doesnt quite pinch your pocket. :))

      • Thanks a Tonne Nandini. I will try the toner n sunblock trick from tomorro.
        N I thought I had Dry combi skin bcz cheeks and area around lips is always dry. But now I am all confused since my skin is behaving this time. Do skin types change?
        Well I had bought maybelline clearglow compact long time back. But didnt use it much :p may be i should put it to right use now. Will definitely try Mac’s foundation. But Sigh! my city has no mac outlet. Will wait till I travel to some metro city.
        Thanks again..

  2. Your skin is very similar to mine. Here is what I do. Loreal go 360 cleanser. Rose water as a toner. Auraavedic aloe vera gel. Then neutrogena sunblock spf50+.. For foundation, try a bb cream and top it off with a powder (Try max factor creme puff). godd Luck 🙂

  3. Try Sebamed cleansing facial foam or Cleansing bar, it will solve most of the problem 🙂 me too have same skin type

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