Many women have combination skin like me. Sometimes your face feels so dry and ashy and in need of moisture ASAP — while other days the well-known T-zone, that area that includes your forehead and nose, feels normal or oily. That’s combo skin.
Of course, some of the time my oily forehead is thanks to me gunking on anything that can moisturize my hair that I have on hand in order to try and slick and stretch the short stuff back into a pony tail: Today I sit here typing this with lavender-scented Johnson’s Baby Oil and that new Gillette molding matte cream for men that are my favorites in my hair, which I’m trying not to relax for a while.
Best Products for Combo-Skin Under $25
But back to the face. According to one of the websites that tracks trends of the best selling products online, Top Selling Online reports that one of my favorite vendor’s products, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, is one of those best-selling, perennial products that makes it in under the mark at only $24 on Amazon.
The thing I love about using Clinique’s products — though it seems like a while since I’ve headed into my local Dillards or Macy’s to buy some — are that you can easily tell the cosmotologist your number, like mine is #2 for the combo skin, and then get products based on your skin type.
This includes the soap, clarifying lotion and the moisturizing stuff as part of the “daily routine” they recommend.
Beauty Products for Combination Skin Way Less Than $25
During this period of “savings spree” as I like to call it, even getting Clinique products can seem like an ultimate luxury. That’s when I head to my local beauty supply store — or my grocery store — to get products to enhance my combo dry/normal/sometimes oily from my hair products face that are waaayyy less than $25. O
ne of those less expensive products I absolutely love is St. Ives Apricot Scrub for Oily or Acne Prone Skin, which is listed online at only $8.88 — but I know I get it for around 6 or 7 bucks or less around me. It’s so cool for scrubing off any o and dirirect and exfoliating dead skin without having to go with fancy, pricier products that don’t even scrub as well as St. Ives.
Reminds me of a poem: “When I was going to St. Ives…” but again, back to the beauty routine.
Use the Products That Work for Your Combo Skin
Basically, it’s a function of finding out what works for your combination skin. I realized I haven’t visited the Clinique counter in awhile becaususe other products seem to work just as well for me, like the standard Seabreeze on a cotton ba that we’ve used since our teen years.
Or, plain old body lotion on your face as a moisturizer — even though “experts” say you should use specially-formulated face moisturizers on your face alone — not everyone is rich like Leona Helmsley was or celebritiethese dadays who adhere to special routines to upkeep their skin.
Go with what works for you. And if it’s under $25, that’s even better.