What to Do About Combination Skin


Skin that’s both dry and oily can be frustrating. It seems that products can moisturize your skin well in some places, and make it look greasy in others. Skin is typically oilier in the “T” zone of your face, which includes your forehead, nose and chin. As you age, those dry and oily spots can shift around as hormones change. To effectively manage combination skin, think about each step in your skincare routine.


In the morning. try applying moisturizer in layers for combination skin. Start with a light moisturizer all over, preferably with SPF built in, and layer on a heavier moisturizer in the dryer areas. Without moisturizing, your skin may try to overcompensate for the lack of hydration, which may lead to breakouts.

Drink Water

Throughout the day, get in those nine glasses of water for natural hydration. Your skin is the first organ to suffer if you are dehydrated, and dry spots on your face may be your sign to grab a few more glasses of water every day.


Washing your face before bed is a key step in managing the health of your skin. If you have unmanageable dry spots, try using a gentle daily exfoliator that nourishes your skin and gets rid of the flakes. It is important to use an exfoliator that does not irritate your face, as irritating products may be causing your combination skin in the first place. Try using the Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish, which is anti-inflammatory and formulated to be used every day.


Applying oil toner acts as a way to even out your skin without over-drying. Toner cleans up the excess makeup and pore-clogging bacteria your skin collects throughout the day. It also helps balance Ph levels that may also be the source of your skincare woes. Look for ingredients like witch hazel and aloe vera, which are naturally soothing.

Before Bed

Use a restoring product that’ll set your skin up for success in the morning. Find a product that will support your skin’s natural restorative process while you sleep. Christie Brinkley’s Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment can help rejuvenate your skin for a younger appearance. Enhance the natural revitalizing process your skin undergoes every night for a more radiant morning.

2 Responses

  1. Becky Hooper

    I purchased one of your skincare packages from Keranique. The Pure Radiance Illuminating Facial Oil, broke my face out. I am 62 yrs old and have NEVER had my face look like it does now. In my opinion, oil is for your body, NOT YOUR FACE!!! You have great skin, but you have also had work done on your face. Women across this country want to have beautiful skin like yours. It’s said that mine now looks like an orange with whole cloves at Christmas. VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!!

  2. CB Authentic Skin Care

    Hi Becky,

    Thank you for allowing us to work together to resolve your frustrations with Christie’s Pure Radiance Illuminating Facial Oil. We are sorry for the experience that you incurred with that product. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Customer Care toll free at 1-(800)548-1736. Our Product Specialists are available 24 hours a day for your convenience.

    Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare

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