What is a T Zone?

Whether you have combination skin or oily skin, knowing the your T zone is helpful to know.

What is it?

Your T zone helps identify the areas of your face that tend to be more dry or oily. Imagine drawing a big T on your face, the top line goes across the forehead and the other going down the middle to your chin. The T zones consist of your forehead, nose, and chin; these being the oilier parts of your face.


Why is it helpful?

Knowing your T zone is helpful  with distinguishing what areas tend to be more oily or more dry, which is why it’s especially helpful to those with combination skin. Combination skin types have both oily and dry skin. Those with this skin type may feel like your skin is hard to predict. This is where knowing your t zone is helpful. Areas outside of the T zone, primarily your cheeks, are the areas that tend to be more dry. Knowing which areas are more oily or dry help you know how your face were to react when product is applied to certain areas, especially make up.


When would this come in handy?

Multi masking is becoming a more and more popular form of masking. This consists of using multiple different face masks on your face, each mask having different skin care properties to target the area that they are applied on. Knowing your T zone helps you know what masks you should apply to which areas. For instance, you wanted to multimask and you have a charcoal mask and a mud mask. Using the knowledge about your T zone, you know that it would be best to apply the charcoal mask on your T zones areas and the mud mask on the areas outside of it, like your cheeks. Charcoal masks work great with oily skin and mud musk work better with dry skin.

While it may feel like your skin can get out of control, it feels better to know that you can better predict your skin knowing your t zone areas.