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This type of skin combines oily skin in certain areas with normal or dry skin in other areas. You can tell it by its shiny appearance on the ‘T’ zone, that is to say the chin, the nose and the forehead and its normal or dry skin on the temples and the cheeks. Combination skin requires particular attention because it needs different skincare products according to the areas of the face and it tends to become dehydrated over time.

Read our “combination skin” file, for advice and explanations.

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The epidermis: a barrier against aggressions

The epidermis is the outer layer of skin cells. It plays a protective role against the attacks which the body has to constantly face, day and night.
Daily assaults of the epidermis
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The dermis, second layer of the skin

The dermis is a true support for the epidermis, to which it is attached by a junction called dermo-epidermal. It helps with:

feeding the skin cells
the elimination of waste
the regulation of the bloo...

The hypodermis, last layer of the skin

The hypodermis can be compared to a fatty cushion protecting from shocks. It helps maintain the body temperature and supports structures like the hair roots. This deep layer acts as an interface betwe...

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