Skin Care Routine For Combination Skin

Skin Care Routine For Combination Skin

This is Nupur’s 200th review post, a double whammy, :pompom: way to go Nupur!! :pompom:

I wanted to do this article since long as I had seen a lot of the girls telling me here that they have the same skin type as mine, and the products I review and recommend have proved beneficial for them too.

My skin was pretty decent until the last 2-3 weeks at which time I had an allergic reaction.Β Β At the moment, I am using only the medicated products as suggested by my dermatologist, but as soon as my skin gets a little normal, I will switch to my regular products.

All the products I am going to mention in this post have been used/re-purchased by me in the last one year and they have Β faired well for my skin type which is combination-to-oily.

This is however just a suggestive post and please don’t consider this as an ultimate guide for getting superb skin. πŸ˜› I believe good skin is the result of a lot of factors and not β€œjust” the products you use, but again, using the right products for your skin type does act as a catalyst in the skin improvement process. Β Here I go:

Cleansers For Combination Skin:

Skin Care Routine For Combination Skin

These are the cleansers which I personally like a lot.

  • L’Oreal Hydrafresh Cleanser – I have used half of this tube in summers, but it made my skin a little dry in winters. I will start using it again after March. You can read the review here.
  • Cetaphil Cleanser – I can’t recall the number of bottles I have finished of this particular cleanser. It was recommended to me by a dermatologist in 2006 and this has been my staple since then. Β It is great for combination+sensitive skin type. I sometimes get bored with continuously using it, but I always get back to it whenever my skin calls for help. You can read Cetaphil’s review here.
  • Forest Essentials Mashobra Honey, Lemon and Rosewater Face Wash – If you have used Forest Essentials products, you must be aware of how exotic their products are. I pretty much like this gentle cleanser for my winter skin. I also love their Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser Kashmiri Saffron and Neem, but I wanted to try this one now. You can read Forest Essentials cleanser review here.
  • L’Occitane Ultra Rich Face Soap. Β Review here.
  • Forest Essentials Ubtan – This is the third jar I got. Β I use this like every alternate day and I love these ubtans by Forest Essentials. I am going to repurchase these forever in my life. You can find the review for it here.
  • Biotique Cleansing Lotion – Not in the picture above but I have finished about 3-4 bottles of it in the winters. I used it every day for my night-time cleansing. Β I like it a lot and I would repurchase. You can find its review here.

Toners For Combination Skin:


  • The Body Shop Sea Weed Toner – I finished up 2 bottles of this toner and I like it a lot (the picture I have shown of the bottle here contains my Neutrogena face wash and not the toner though :P). Β You can find its review here.
  • Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 – This has been my HG toner but I felt it was a little drying in the winters. I will get back to this in summers. You can find its review here.
  • Korres Tonic Lotion – I am in love with this toner; like seriously!! I will review it soon.

Moisturisers For Combination Skin:


  • Vichy Essentielles Facial Emulsion – I find this great as a day time moisturiser for my combination skin. You can find its review here.
  • Vichy Normaderm Anti-Imperfections Cream (not in the picture). Β I love the way it worked for my combination + acne-prone skin. I used it for 2 months as a night-time cream and I will re-purchase it after my L’Occitane cream is over. I highly recommend it! Please find its review here.
  • Dermocalm Lotion – Well, this is not something I use everyday, but if you want you can. I like how my skin looks when I apply it πŸ™‚ Since it is pink tinted, I use it and top it with a compact for light coverage when I go out. Β You can find its review here.
  • La Roche Posay Cicaplast Skin Recovery Complex – This is my “new found love.” :dance: This isΒ not a moisturiser exactly, but it’s a great treatment cream. Β You can find its review here.
  • Vichy Normaderm Anti-imperfection Hydrating Care – This one is another gem for combination to oily skin. I use it as a day time cream. Review here.

Sunscreens For Combination Skin:


I know that using a sunscreen with good amount of SPF is so important, but I don’t like using them πŸ˜› Also, my dermatologist told me that “ALL” the sunscreens clog pores and eventually cause breakouts :(( Β I use L’Oreal at the moment and I like it. Β You can find its review here.Β Β I will get the La Roche Posay SPF 50 sunscreen once I am done with this.

Scrubs For Combination Skin:

I like to scrub my face once in a week or maximum twice. My skin is sensitive, so I prefer very mild, not very harsh or badly abrasive scrubs. I have used a lot of scrubs before, but these two are my personal favourites.

  • Vichy Purete Thermal Exfoliating Cream – This is my HG scrub. Β I will always repurchase this. Β You can find its review here.
  • Tvam Skin Polisher – This scrub smells great and works pretty well too. It belongs to the herbal+natural skin care category. I like it but I like my Vichy Scrub more :P. Β You can read its review here.

Face Packs For Combination Skin:

Face Packs

These are mostly ready-to-use face packs which I just slap on my face on a lazy day for giving my skin that dose of TLC πŸ˜› I also did a post for just face packs for combination to oily skin which you can check here.

  • Lush Mask of Magnaminty – It is a nice cooling face mask, which refreshes the skin and a treat for the face in summers. I will re-purchase it in summers. You can read its review here.
  • Shahnaz Hussain Oxygen Gel Pack – I bought this after reading a review here on IMBB. It brings about a nice, subtle glow, so I prefer to use it before parties. Β Please read review here.
  • Aroma Magic Witch Hazel Pack – I use it very often, got my third jar of this. Β You can read its review here.
  • Biotique Clove Pack – This is a clay-based, ready-to-use pack, smells heavily of cloves. I finished one pack in summers and got another one. You can read its review here.

Hope the post helps some of you with combination skin type. I would also like to know your favourite CTM products for your skin type πŸ™‚

Love πŸ™‚

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133 thoughts on “Skin Care Routine For Combination Skin

    1. thnkooooooooo Jomolllllll :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

      1. Congrats ,200th post :yes: :clap:

        Me taken a liking to the Forest Essential delicate cleanser.I also wanted to share that I have tried cosmetic warrior and crash course,me prefers crash course :haanji: .

  1. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: thankooooooooooooooooooooooooo Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

    1. and congratssssssss on 200th post!!! :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

      1. thnksssoooooooo hai kimi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. Yesterday fever, today feeling better Kimi….actually had taken paracetamol which drained me out completely….. :doctor: :doctor: :doctor: :doctor: I will never take paracetamol again in my life :nababana: :nababana: :nababana:

        1. Awwwwwww..Jomol…get well soon dear….have you tried new Krocin? I’ve been taking that only on fever since past few months and I feel it is much better than paracetamol!! :doctor: :doctor: :doctor: :doctor: :doctor: :doctor: :doctor: :doctor:

          1. thank you so much Kimi….I will keep in my mind, but never will take paracetamol, I was feeling so dizzy though fever went away :dumb: :dumb:

                  1. hailaaaaaa..thats awesomeeeeeee….anniversary celebration in Goa!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  2. nu ko kya huaaa?hua kyaa?get well soon?and yes 200th post hailaaaaaaaaaaaaa!so many congrats nuuuuuuuuuu! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  3. Congrats Nupur for your 200th post :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    This post will be so much helpful for many ppl..
    From this list I will include toner and cleanser into my routine :balle: :balle: :balle:

  4. Great Informative Post !!
    My combination skin has been troubling me since the past few months….I have been getting acne, & small bumps on my face…..which once dry out ….leave very bad marks….
    any suggestions to reduce these marks? i have like spots all over my face now :shutmouth: :scream: πŸ™ :(( :((

  5. Nupur, Congozzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!! Ur recommended products ALWAYS suit me so I was super excited to see this review! :yahoo: :yahoo:
    Hey, I got the Maybelline BB cream n compact after reading ur review n I LOVEEEEEE both of them :heart: :heart:
    I’ll take a look at all above products for meself now! :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
    Thankeeee for this post gal!!!!!! :yes: :yes:

    1. thanks Ramya πŸ™‚ I had u in mind wen i was writing this post, coz u always tell me that we both have same skin type :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
      maybelline BB cream & compact r nice :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. Oh!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Nupur, this was indeed a helpful post :puchhi: :puchhi:
        Also do a post on makeup stuff for combination skin which r ur favorites na.. Like, foundation, compact, blush n primer :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

          1. Yes, yes I have read that one !!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: That was informative too!!!
            I’ll look forward to more of ur posts!! Keep them coming… :victory2: :victory2:
            Hey, read in comments that u werent well… Take care n get well soon :))

    1. Yeah, its SO amazing naaaa Jomo… My skin didnt get oily even after 6 hrs with NO touchups!!!!!!!! :stars: :stars: :stars:
      Hey Goodie morning :))

  6. Jomol – hope you are feeling better.. :teddy: :teddy:

    Nupur – 200th post!!! fantastic..keep them coming..we love to read your articles.

    what fantastic info in this article!!. perfect for us combination skin folks. Thanks. :dance: :dance: :dance: wanted info on sunscreen and you have given it to me so double double thanks.. :yahoo: :yahoo: . I too love the seaweed toner from TBS. just bought my second bottle yday. πŸ™‚

    wanted to add few more products to your list –

    Olay cleanser,
    olay anti ageing 7-n-1 moisturiser for normal (though my mine is combination skin),
    TBS iconic mask
    ‘crash course in skincare’ from Lush
    Clinique foundation (super balanced – recent putchase but pretty amazing)

    1. thanks so much for thoz encouraging words Aruna πŸ™‚
      the sea weed toner is so good… i ll re purchase it soon πŸ™‚
      i badly want to try lush crash course in skincare…even rads recommended it to me πŸ™‚ will get that next πŸ™‚

  7. :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: Aru and Thanks :teddy: Aru…..never buy the neutrogena sunscreen, I think though it has been reviewed before, I should write a warning post as well about the neutrogena sheer block sunscreen :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

    1. oh thanks for the warning Jomol. i am getting these age spots and the clinique SA said it was becos of lack of sunscreen so want to invest in a really good one.

        1. u knw at the counter clinique ppl thy did my skin analysis n reccod me type 2 😐 😐 😐 it didnt suit me at all :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:
          but i got this type 3 one, n that suits me well πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  8. Furfurrrrrrrrrrr….Congos for the 200th post !! :rose: :rose: :rose:
    Awesome post :woot: Am def going to try a lot of products from this one πŸ™‚
    Get well soon :puchhi:

            1. yay, so finally we can write anti Rads comments here and she wont be able to reply / write anything in defennnss :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                1. ohkies….. u know jomol, Rads ne peasss and potatuzzz ka vegetable bnaya n usmei she put salt ki jagah sugar :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

                  1. 😐 😐 I habb kept sugar dibbbbisss upstairs…I can’t reach it there…so I wont mix up now…btwwwww..I made superawesome brownies …Ghirardelli Ultimate Fudge Brownie…from box mix but still is awesommmmmmmmmmmmmmmme and 5-min work πŸ˜€

                    1. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh sooo from now on u will put salt in everythinggg :yahoo: :yahoo: like in halwa n tea n brownies also :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    2. Serves her right Nupuriz…. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: she has pasted of her yummy fudge all over FB :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: if I was anywhere near her, I would have mixed gaaslate ka tel :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    3. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: this is so unfair :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: I will block you if you mention this fudge mix again :spank: :spank: :spank:

        1. “unpoop” earlier comment”…..this is unparliamentary langauge, I am going to block you :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth

          1. It is not salt brownies…cos I didn’t need to add sugar/salt at white powder…so me made perphhhhecttttttt browniessss yummm oness…yeshhh i spammed FB with my photos also….I am so ooooooooo happy I spoilt Jomol’s day :dance: :dance:

                1. Me confooosed…me thought someone just put Nupur’s name and made a profile…so me got brilliant went and wrote “Furfurrrr?” on the page πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› thankoo thankooo….I am mmost brilliantsssss :toothygrin:

                    1. Heheheeee…you tell me some time when you freee πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Is so long na since I got to chat with you πŸ™ Okayyyssss me go shleeeep…tataaaaaaaa goood night…:* :* Good night Jomolayyyyyy πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  9. Vow Nupur thats quite an achievement … :pompom: :pompom: ….
    i have fair skin just like urs and it gets red on the apples of my cheeks in extreme cold and heat….. so what shud i do abt it… so bugged coz of it…. seriously after reading this post of urs…. m really thinking that am I even bothered abt my skin :spank:

    1. thanks Nats πŸ™‚
      B/w, the post was written keeeping in mind combination “skin type” and not fair skin tone :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
      I think For redness on the face u can try Clinique cream, they make one for reducing redness … and also u can consult a Derma, n he can guide u well πŸ™‚

  10. After using chambor Eye liner..I too was facing from an eye allergy infection and am recovering from it…Can u suggest me a good eye cream for my under eye circles…having heard a lot about Pura Soft, I ordered
    Pura Soft Q10 Eye Area Care – BorlindGroup in amazon, but hearing the bad review abt retinol based cream neutrogena..I cancelled my order…Now I don’t know which under eye cream is the best…Help me please

    1. good eye cream….ummm… u can try aroma magic eye cream or gel, I am using loreal youth code eye cream and dat s pretty nice too πŸ™‚
      otherwise u can apply/massage with almond oil, n it works best for dark circles…. :victory2:

      1. i dont have aroma here available in UK..i am using almond oil as well as vitamin E facial oil..My problem is that..after using the skin care products My face is becoming fairer..and because of that my dark circles gets noticed soon…Its not very dark…Its a kind of yellowish and very light dark(not exactly dark) shade…when i use makeup its not visible… but at times I feel its very ugly…

        1. aruna, just make sure its pure almond oil πŸ™‚
          the one dat i get is from a shop dat prepares fresh oils, like u knw if u giv him almonds , he ll make oil infront of u and give πŸ™‚
          i know this is not something very feasible πŸ˜› so i think hamdard makes one rogan badam oil something, u can try that

  11. nuu kka 200th post :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: … mera bhi 100th aane vala hai… jaldi hiii :worship: πŸ˜‰ kaisi hai ab nu ki skin?? itne saare cleansers n toners n moisturizers… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: mere to amway ke hi hain… πŸ˜‰ :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

  12. Hey Nupur! πŸ™‚
    Congrats on the 200th post! Keep em coming, absolutely love reading your reviews and articles!

    I desperately needed a new skin care routine since I have sensitive skin and i startin breaking out into blemishes fr the past few days now! I’m definitely going to try these products out!

    Thanks a lot! πŸ™‚
    Much love!

    1. Thanks for ur kind words Preiti πŸ™‚ means a lot to me πŸ™‚
      following a routine will sort out 70 % of ur skin issues m sure πŸ™‚ Get started soon πŸ™‚
      take care πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Nupur, congratulations on your 200th post – your reviews are really well-written and your photos are very good – keep up the good work. And what happened, you not well? Get well soon. :puchhi:

    1. Thanks So much Sabrina πŸ™‚ ya, a bit of fever and cold, but better than before , :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: how have u been, i call u soon πŸ™‚
      takcare :victory2:

  14. Hey nupur… Grt post.. Thankuuuuuu hai ji.. Wil try vichy products n seaweed toner… πŸ™‚ i have a terrible acne outburst.. Gora gora chehra filled with big big red red spots :'(

  15. Congrats Nupur, 200th post…wow!! :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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