The Best Anti-Aging Day & Night Routine For Combination Skin

A tailored anti-aging skin care routine for combination skin crafted by our skincare experts

Gaining control of your combination skin can be a tough one at the best of times! The trick is identifying which parts of your face are dry, oily or balanced then assessing the severity of the oily to dry areas and proceeding with the appropriate skin care. If it sounds confronting, don't worry we're here to help!

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Gaining control of your combination skin can be a tough one at the best of times, the trick is identifying which parts of your face are dry, oily or balanced then assessing the severity of the oily to dry areas and proceeding with the appropriate skin care routine. If it sounds confronting, don't worry we're here to help! The skincare products we've listed below also contain ingredients to help fight aging (it's like a two for one deal!)

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How Do I Know If I Have Combination Skin?

Usually with combination skin you'll find you have oily skin especially around your T-Zone (the centre of your face) but still have dry patches around your face. You need a routine that will remove the dead skin and excess oil, but not strip your skin completely. With combination skin if moisture is stripped completely all of your dry areas will get worse and sebum (oil) production will be triggered in the oily areas of your skin.

What is in a Simple Anti-Aging Skincare Routine for Combination Skin?

Morning Skincare Routine for Combination Skin

Always start with cleansing. This cleanser balances oils without drying out your skin. After cleansing, apply serum with potent antioxidants to prevent aging. Restoring moisture is the next step when it comes to anti-aging then follow up with sunscreen

Step 1: Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser

Step 1: Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser

Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser is a non-foaming gel cleanser that remains very gentle on the skin. It's main ingredients are cucumber, thyme and aloe vera which combine to naturally soothe, remove harmful bacteria and hydrate the skin. Leaving your skin balanced and clean, ready for the rest of your skincare routine.

Step 2: Alpha-H Vitamin B

Step 2: Alpha-H Vitamin B

The Alpha-H Vitamin B contains powerful antioxidants including Chia Seed extract and Ferulic Acid as well as Niacinamide and Copper Tripeptides. These ingredients diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone and assists the strengthening of the skin’s natural barrier. The benefits of Vitamin B include improvement to the skins elasticity, cellular turnover and overall firmness giving you a bright and hydrated glow to your skin. Alpha-H Vitamin B is also vegan, cruelty-free and made in Australia. Apply 2-3 drops to the face in the morning after cleansing. Massage into the face and neck. Avoid the lip and eye areas.

Step 3: philosophy oxygenating gel cream

Step 3: philosophy oxygenating gel cream

This oil-free, oxygenating moisturiser restores and refreshes dull, tired, stressed and dry complexion's creating a healthy radiant glow. The lack of oil makes it a perfect day cream for layering into your routine. philosophy take a deep breath oxygenating gel cream is created with a patented blend of antioxidants and anti-pollutants helps neutralise damaging free radicals.

Step 4: Ultra Violette SPF 50+

Step 4: Ultra Violette SPF 50+

Dragosine Plus shields your skin from UVA, UVB, and blue light from screens while Australian Kakadu Plum offers Vitamin C protection and contains active ingredient Pentavitin for long-lasting hydration. Sun protection that hydrates and primes but feels like a lightweight moisturiser. It also sits well under makeup and on top of skincare. Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF 50+ is also Australian made and owned. UV rays not only damage the top few layers of skin, but can also penetrate the epidermis to cause havoc. Without sunscreen we open ourselves up to a whole bunch of problems including dark spots, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Ultra Violette is a great brand as it protects you from UVA and UVB rays.

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Night Time Skincare Routine for Combination Skin

Your night time routine will pretty much follow the same steps as your morning routine such as cleansing, serums and moisturising. You may not want to be doubling up on your products but these are the ones our skin care experts recommend for that extra TLC

Step 1: Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream

Step 1: Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream

A cleanser with a difference. This cleanser can be used daily but has 7 key actions on the skin. It gently exfoliates your skin, hydrates, smooths, plumps, brightens, strengthens the skin barrier and reduces pigmentation. Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream removes excess oil and impurities while also gently exfoliating your skin. This leaves your complexion soft and smooth promoting a bright healthy complexion as well as boosting anti-ageing and cellular regeneration. The Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream will help prime your skin to better absorb the products in your routine. Note that you may experience a slight tingling sensation when first using this product.

Step 2: asap radiance serum

Step 2: asap radiance serum

You should only use this product two to three times a week. This anti-ageing serum is a all rounder as it boosts collagen production, smooths skin tone, fades pigmentation, brightens and firms through exfoliation and peptides. Biomimetic Tripeptide acts as a synthetic compound which stimulates cell renewal which promotes elastin and collagen production. AHA/BHA act as a strong exfoliator to remove impurities. AHA also reduces pigmentation and brightens the skin. asap radiance serum should only be used at night, as it makes the skin sensitive to sunlight. When using this serum only use it two to three times a day, only use at night and wear sunscreen in the morning to protect your skin due to the strength of this formula.

Step 3: Aspect Sheer Hydration Oil Free Moisturiser

Step 3: Aspect Sheer Hydration Oil Free Moisturiser

This moisturizer is high in antioxidants which benefits the skin through hydration and fine line reduction making it a wonderful solution for aging. Due to the potency of the antioxidants and oil free formula this moisturiser is perfect for combination skin as it hydrates without leaving an oily sheen. During the night you have the opportunity to nourish your skin with a heavier moisturiser. Don't forget to massage your moisturise into your neck! Our necks are one of the first places to show signs of aging.

Step 4: Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment

Step 4: Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment

This eye cream is a powerhouse of three key natural ingredients Avocado Oil, Beta-Carotene and Shea Butter. The Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment contains a multitude of Vitamins which all work together to fight and prevent free radical damage. The combination of vitamin A, D, and E as well as amino acid proteins, potassium and antioxidants make it a wonderful eye cream to prevent aging. Avocado oil and shea butter deeply hydrates the skin which reduces the appearance of dehydration lines. It's a creamy consistency but the concentrated texture does not migrate into eye. It is fragrance-free as well as Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist tested. Our eye area is more sensitive than the rest of our skin and one of the first areas to show ageing so it needs to be looked after. Eye creams are specially made to prevent fine lines and wrinkles while also being light enough to avoid milia. Apply a small amount under the eye, gently patting with the fingertips of your ring fingers along the orbital bone, without pulling the skin.

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