Updating My Skincare Routine For The Coming Warmer Months

Spring Skincare October 2016

Even though the weather is Melbourne is slightly crazy at the moment, there’s no doubt that the days are slowly but surely getting warmer. With the change in seasons and temperature, it also means that it’s time I make some changes to my skincare routine and bid adieu to rich creams for the next few months.

My skin has changed a lot over the past few years, especially after entering my 30s. Even though my T-zone is still oily, it’s not as oily as it used to be compared to my 20s. It tends to get dehydrated quickly and every now and then, it would develop dry, flaky and rough patches that feel like fine sandpaper. It becomes worse in winter and thankfully not so much in summer. When the weather gets warmer, I tend to use light creams and favour gels. Nothing heavy goes on my skin; in fact, summer months is the time I don’t touch facial oils at all because for some reason, my skin don’t like them. Having said that, there are still some products that are non-negotiable and remain in my skincare routine all year long.

Here’s what I’ve been using lately. My skin is loving the change and hasn’t given me any grief so far. I’d call that an improvement, wouldn’t you? 🙂


  • SKII Facial Treatment Essence
  • Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence (I normally use a hyaluronic acid serum e.g. Paula Choice’s RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster or Hylamide Low Molecular HA Booster but this serum works just as well).
  • Hylamide C25 Stabilised Vitamin C Booster
  • Philosophy Take A Deep Breath Eye Cream*
  • Olay Age Defying 2-in-1 Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream + Serum (this range is currently not available in Australia. I picked this up in Vienna, hence the German name. Interesting how it’s called Olaz there and not Olay).
  • L’Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF30 (unfortunately, this isn’t available in Australia too. I bought this in Malaysia. Wish it was available in Australia because it’s a great sunscreen and makeup base).

Spring Skincare October 2016


It’s not a life-changing skincare routine but so far, it’s showing positive results on my skin. The Philosophy moisturiser is light enough for the warmer months but still hydrating enough (especially when mixed with a few drops of Clarins’ Booster Energy) to keep my skin well moisturised throughout the night and not having to wake up to dry and tight skin.

Come at me, summer. My skin is ready for you!

Does your skincare routine change when the seasons change? For my Northern hemisphere readers, now that the weather is getting cooler for you, how does your skincare routine change to accommodate the cooler temperatures?

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7 comments… add one
  1. Tracy

    If you know anyone who has lived in the New England area then you know the weather during this time of year is unpredictable. It can be 40 degrees in the morning and warm up to the 80s by early afternoon. So I haven’t really switched up too much of my routine quite yet aside from adding a slightly heavier moisturizer at night and hyaluronic acid during the day. I’m currently using the Missha counterpart to the SKII version which is working out well along with the Hylamide C Booster as well. Although it’s fading this one pesky sunspot I feel like it ‘s becoming ineffective lately. Do you have any other suggestions besides retinol for fading dark spots?

  2. Jessica (@bellelumiere)

    I really need to try something from SKII. The price point puts me off, but I’ve heard soooo many good things about the brand. I’m scared I’ll get hooked and have to keep purchasing, and it’ll hurt my wallet!
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  3. Asha

    Ooh, I just bought the hylamide. What’s your opinion on that one and the Philosophy gel cream?

  4. Liz

    I love SK-II products! Also, I’m currently having an Urban Decay giveaway – I will be having a new giveaway every Friday with products from UD, Too Faced, Buxom, Hourglass, Fresh and more. You should come check it out! 🙂
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  5. Catherine

    I too used the Missha equivalent of the SK II treatment essence, not sure if it did much Fter a month of application so I gave it away- maybe too soon!

  6. Nisha

    Any mention about where should we look for these products? I only found the Hylamide C25 Stabilised Vitamin C Booster available at Hermo cause that’s the shop I usually do cosmetics purchases. Actually I managed to get RM5 discount using a deal from the website I found https://www.picodi.com.my. Does anyone know any other discount sites that can help me get a better price on the rest of products?

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