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Spring is here, which means it is time to update my current skincare routine. There are things that worked for my skin during the winter that may not work for my skin right now, which is why I’ve began a new Spring Skincare Routine for my Combination Oily Skin.
We all know that this winter has been harsh for those of us in the Northeast. I’m sure you can imagine the havoc it’s wreaked on my skin. I have dry patches between my eyebrows, and on a problem area on the right cheek. To remedy that I am incorporating products into my spring skincare routine that’s going to help in reviving and repairing my skin just in time for the summer.
On the days I’m wearing makeup, and prior to cleansing, in order to remove any makeup, dirt and grime, I opt for a makeup removal wipe (lazy days) or a cleansing oil. And then I follow up with my favorite cleanser (review) which I use with a charcoal konjac sponge (review). Charcoal aids in oil absorption.
After cleansing, I usually exfoliate. Do you remember my last skincare post? If not, read it here. In it, I introduced you to a Japanese skincare brand, SKIN INC. I’m still using everything, especially their Pure Revival Peel to slough off dry, dead skin. I use this at least twice per week or three times, if needed. Other days, I just use one of my favorite, gentle daily microfoliants. It sounds like a lot, but this works for my skin.
Of course I use a toner to get rid of anything my cleanser may have missed, and to refresh my skin. I’m in the middle of finishing up the LUSH Tea Tree Water Toner, to which I’ve added additional Tea Tree essential oil, which has helped in keeping away blemishes, and reducing oil in my t-zone. Lord know that are can become an oil slick. I still use the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Rosewater and Aloe (review), which reminds me that I need to stock up.
After the toner, I apply a serum, and then follow-up with the SKIN INC Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask, which I am in-love with. Seriously, this stuff has my skin soft, supple, and radiant the next morning. Yes, you can sleep in it, which is another characteristic about it that I love. Since it’s a clear formula, you don’t have to worry about it messing up your sheets.
In the mornings, I skip the Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask, and opt for a lightweight moisturizer with SPF. SPF is a must during the warmer months since I’m outdoors more often, which means my skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays. I’ve also been carrying around the Coola Matte Tint SPF 30 Sunscreen. I like that it takes away the shine, and can be applied over my makeup if I am wearing any.
Now that I’ve share my Spring Skincare Routine for my Combination Oily Skin, I’d love to hear about how your current skincare routine has changed this season.
Does your skincare routines change with the seasons?