The secret to beautiful skin isn’t just in how you care for it; it’s also in when you care for it. If you use the right skincare products, your skin will be glowing during every season, and if you use the wrong ones, you may be doing more harm than good. Here are the best skincare products for combination skin during every season!
Winter Skincare Routine
The harsh winter weather has caused dry, chapped skin, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon your skincare routine entirely. As opposed to thick, heavy moisturizers, choose lighter products that seal moisture and protect from environmental aggressors. Use a toner on your face (ideally with alcohol-free witch hazel), then a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid or ceramides. Keep your lotions light and airy – – you want to keep moisture sealed in, not weigh down your skin with oil!
In the winter, protect your skin from wind and sun damage with a light sunscreen that won’t clog pores. Look for natural SPF ingredients such as zinc oxide, which help block UV rays without harming your skin’s protective barrier. And don’t forget about indoor tanning – – many people use these beds to cover-up dry, cracked skin. As an alternative, consider a spray-on self-tanner that gives you a healthy glow! While we often think of summer as being prime time for great skin, spring is actually when your complexion can look its best. This is because showers in the spring will bring freshness and moisture to your body and therefore to your skin. If you want to take care of your skin during the spring, look for products that contain hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate. In addition, make sure you choose products made for combination or oily skin types, since typical cleansers and moisturizers will feel too heavy in the warmer weather.
Spring Skincare Routine
In spring, when it’s less humid, those with combination skin need to pay extra attention to their skincare routines. This is because there’s less moisture in your skin, which means more people will experience oilier skin problems. You’ll want to avoid sun damage this time of year, because UV rays are most intense at this time and you don’t want acne breakouts or wrinkles caused by overexposure. In particular, if you have combination skin–oily and dry spots–it is a good idea to use more moisturizer in the spring, since most likely your face will be drier than usual. The best thing to do is to make sure you use a light, non-drying lotion that won’t clog your pores—but watch out for oil and ingredients like alcohol or menthol.
Summer Skincare Routine
Summer can be hard on combination skin. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about your skin care routine when you go out to enjoy a little bit of sunshine. But just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that your skin is off-limits. Before summer arrives, you should consider implementing a summer skincare routine. This will ensure that your complexion looks great all year long – even when winter comes around and things start to dry out. If you have combination skin, it can be a little harder to figure out what skincare products to use. After all, your skin type isn’t really black and white. Instead, it’s a mix of both dry and oily areas on your face.
Your T-zone may be oily throughout most of the day while your cheeks are drier by morning. Fortunately, there are skincare products that will help you cope with combination skin no matter what season you’re in. To keep your face looking radiant even as temperatures rise.
I would recommend an SPF lotion, as this is one of the main ways to slow the aging process. Not only will it shield your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, but it will also promote faster healing.
A moisturizer with SPF is an excellent choice for people with combination skin, as it will protect oily skin on the T-zone from turning even oilier but also keep dry patches on the cheeks moist for the entire day.
You might want to use an oil-free moisturizer in the summer, which is great for people with combination skin as it balances oil production and doesn’t dehydrate the skin too much.
Fall Skincare Routine
Fall is a time of transition and depending on where you live, the weather could shift from hot to cold or from dry to humid. This makes fall a great time to start a skincare routine so that you’re prepared for every season. After all, your skin will thank you—and so will your wallet! Here are some easy tips on how to choose products that match your skin type: Dry Skin: Choose skin moisturizers that contain glycerin or hyaluronic acid and apply them after washing your face. Make sure the foundation you wear is oil-free (it should be water-based). Put your foundation on with a sponge rather than a brush and instead use a cream foundation; they are often more moisturizing and help balance out dry skin.
If you have sensitive skin, you may want to use products that do not contain fragrance and stay away from scented products. Pick up soap that’s made from lavender or chamomile instead. An exfoliating scrub can be a good option, but choose one with a gentle, fragrance-free texture.
Stronger weather also dries out your skin, so use a moisturizer after washing your face. But remember that not all moisturizers are created equal; look for water-based ones instead of cream or oil-based ones. Since certain skin types may react negatively to scented products, use an unscented version as an alternative.
Winter Product Recommendations
Especially during the winter, when skin often gets more dry or oily depending on how well you take care of it, this skincare routine will protect it from excessive dryness or breakouts. By following these steps, you can have smooth, healthy skin all year long! Beyond products, these lifestyle tips might be good to consider Winter is one of our favorite seasons (aside from summer), but it can be hard on our skin—especially if you have combination skin like us. We solved this problem by using an anti-aging serum under our moisturizer to moisturize without adding oil. We have combination skin and need to be careful not to wash our face too much. We found that if we washed our face too often we would develop dry patches on our cheeks. Wear makeup as needed – whether that’s every day or not at all. If your skin is too irritated, go for a concealer or tinted moisturizer that provides minimal coverage, or a product that doesn’t clog pores.
Spring Product Recommendations
When you are buying skincare products, be sure to do it in the spring time! Why? Winter is a great time to launch new products with skin-smoothing and moisturizing textures and formulations. Be sure to carefully select products designed for your specific skin type (e.g., oily, dry, or combination). Lots of manufacturers have different product lines which specifically cater to people with certain needs. And of course, don’t forget. From day to day, skin’s needs can vary drastically and the products that work best one season may not work well for you at a different time of year. Experimenting with what works best for you at any given time is the best way to find what does and does not work, but here are some safe choices to start off with if you’re only looking for something for the current season.
In the springtime, we’re always told to watch out for aging signs. I recommend one of my favorite anti-aging products to keep the eyes fresh, Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum. It helps maintain your skin’s natural levels of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants. To get the full effect, try using this just before bed so it can have a chance to rejuvenate your skin. The serum uses hydrophilic technology, which allows it to bind moisture within and lock it into your pores.
Summer Product Recommendations
f you have combination skin, choose light moisturizers instead of heavy creams. Opt for products with salicylic acid, which help remove excess oil and prevent acne. If you want to protect your skin from UV rays, you may also want to get sunscreen to help ward off the sun’s rays. Be mindful that heavy, greasy, and sticky products will feel like they’re never drying. Find sunscreens that dry easily and don’t need frequent reapplication. If you need to, use facial wipes and powdered makeup remover along with the sunscreen and a lip balm with sunscreen. For oily skin, look for an oil-free formula that soaks up the sebum without leaving your face feeling tight or dry.
Fall Product Recommendations
Change is a good thing, even when it comes to our skincare routines. With these changes in season come new needs and greater concerns; as we switch to lighter clothing and switch up our beauty habits, our skin often feels neglected. It’s more vulnerable than ever before, making now an ideal time to start thinking about your skin care products—and thus how best to change up your regimen with each passing season. Here are my recommendations for best skincare products for combination skin during every season.