March is a bad month for your skin. The mix of sun and clouds, good weather days and leftover wintry bluster (70s degrees one day and snow the next in NYC?!) can wreak havoc on your complexion, causing breakouts and dry spots all at once. Yes, combination weather can make even the most normal faces turn into a combination skin type.
You see, when the weather starts changing and your skin acts up, that's a sign that you should switch up your skin care routine. The extra-moisturizing night cream that got you through the winter is too heavy on non-freezing nights. Try a lotion or oil-free cream instead. If you still have dry patches, just apply the heavier night cream to those spots, not all over your face.
This home remedy helps with everything from dandruff to dull hair (just dilute with water and rinse your hair with the mixture in the shower, making sure to massage some into your roots), but it's also great for your face. Try using this vinegar as a toner (apply with a cotton pad) at night to give your skin a glow and help balance your complexion. It's naturally antibacterial and antifungal, so it will help calm down any spring skin issues.
This clear, lightweight serum is perfect for fussy spring skin. It clears pores and exfoliates with ge
ntle acids to combat breakouts and dryness at the same time, which also means it won't overdry or overmoisturize. You can use it on its own, or if your skin is on the drier side, layer on a lightweight cream or lotion on top.
This acne treatment mask contains sulfur so it's great for clearing up pimples (you can even leave it on overnight and see your zit shrink by the morning), but if you use the mask just on your t-zone, it can help de-grease skin and prevent breakouts too.