Skin refresh: How to transition your skin into spring

Skincare routine tips for dry, oily, and combination skin in late winter and early spring

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Curology Team
Apr 22, 2021 · 4 min read

We’re here to share what we know — but don’t take it as medical advice. Talk to your medical provider if you have questions.

As we make our way from winter to spring, our skin might need some extra help. That’s because, between yo-yo temperatures and seasonal allergies, your skin in spring may act as unpredictable as the weather.

Spring allergies combined with winter skin woes like dryness and windburn can mean your skin may be more sensitive this time of year. Warm temperatures make us sweat (and can ramp up our skin’s oil production) and coax us out into sunlight, meaning you might be exposed to more damaging UV rays.

So we gathered our best seasonal beauty tips by skin type so that you can help your skin transition from winter to spring, whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin.

What to do if your skin is dry

Chilly days and exposure to allergens can mean you experience skin dryness and flaking. And if you’re prone to allergies, you may also be prone to irritation and have a higher tendency towards atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema). Whatever the source of your dry skin, it’s important to use a gentle moisturizer that soothes and protects.

If you have seasonally dry skin or dry skin year-round, look for a good facial moisturizer to add to your skincare routine, like the Curology rich moisturizer. This deep moisturizer has 6 key hydrating ingredients to help smooth the skin, add moisture, and keep that moisture locked in.

And of course, dry skin on the body can benefit from moisturizing too! If you’re prone to eczema or skin allergies, you’ll want to read your product’s label to make sure it’s right for you. We like Gold Bond Ultimate Eczema Relief for soothing very dry skin and Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Mineral SPF 45 for protecting skin from UV rays.

What to do if your skin is oily

Spring brings warmer weather . . . eventually. When the heat and humidity ramps up, so can the oil content of our skin. Oily skin can also be caused by other factors like hormones, diet, and stress. For a quick (but temporary) fix, blotting papers (like the ones by NYX) can help.

Niacinamide is an antioxidant that may help reduce oil production (sebum) in the skin, so look for skincare products that feature it as a key ingredient — you can ask your Curology provider if adding it to your Custom Formula is right for you.

You may also want to switch to a lightweight gel moisturizer, like the original Curology moisturizer. And reach for oil-free sunscreens with mattifying effects to help keep your skin protected without feeling greasy.

What to do if your skin is combination

Most people have a mix of oily and dry skin — and you may also experience a mix of seasonal skin changes in spring. If your skin is as unpredictable as April weather, you might have combination skin. Even though combo skin is totally common, your skin still has unique needs, so it can be tricky to figure out good treatments for skin concerns like acne, fine lines, or dark spots.

Start with a simple skincare routine with just the essentials: a gentle cleanser, a moisturizer, and a sunscreen. Your Curology provider can also review your skin and help mix a Custom Formula that’s right for you.

facial moisturizer with SPF 30 or higher is a great multitasking product — just make sure it’s free of potentially pore-clogging or irritating ingredients.

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When in doubt, custom skincare is what it’s about

Our ever-changing skin is with us from day one — that’s why we all do our best to take great care of it! But if you’re tired of trying to Google your way out of skin woes like acne, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture, then put yourself in the hands of experts and give Curology a try for free.

Just snap a few selfies and take a quick skin quiz to be matched with one of our in-house medical providers who will review your unique situation. If we can help, we’ll prescribe you a Custom Formula with a mix of three active ingredients for your skin concerns. Add on your choice of moisturizer and any other Curology product at no extra cost — you’ll just pay $4.95 (plus tax) to cover shipping and handling on your first box.

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