Dry skin with the occasional breakout and shine? It sounds like you have a classic case of combination skin! So how do you protect your skin when on holiday, or exposed to the sun every day, without upsetting your skin.
What is combination skin?
Combination skin is a skin type, like dry or oily skin, not a skin condition (e.g. eczema or acne). Typically identified by an oily forehead, nose and chin with dry cheeks, combination skin requires a specific skincare routine.
Many people with this skin type choose to use different products on the separate parts of their face, but when it comes to suncare, this just isn't practical.
How to protect combination skin in the sun?
Avoid shine on your face by opting for La Roche-Posay's Anthelios XL Anti-Shine SPF 50+ dry-touch gel-cream, which comes in tinted, non-tinted and fragranced versions. This will mattify the shine on your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) while protecting your skin from the sun without drying it out.
For your body, a light, non-greasy lotion such as a refreshing protective spray (both available in the Anthelios collection) won't clog pores but will provide the hydration required for sun-exposed skin.
How to protect combination skin every day
It's not just on holiday that you need to protect your skin from the sun: UVA rays can penetrate even through glass and cloud cover, so it's important your skin is protected with a minimum of SPF 30 every day. The Anthelios Anti-shine Matte Fluid SPF 30 moisturises dry skin while reducing the production of shine-causing excess sebum. You can also try Anthelios Mist, the perfect handbag size spray with SPF 50+ protection that can be applied over your makeup!
Have fun in the sun, and stay protected with the right suncare for your skin type!