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How to Adapt Your Skincare Routine to Southern California Dry Summer Air

At a time when fall fashions appear on stocking shelves at your favorite retail outlet, many women have yet to change their skincare routine to adapt to the dryer summer season. Double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Matt Hershcovitch offers non-surgical skincare treatments designed to keep your skin young and beautiful. It is as simple as doing away with the old and bringing in the new with facials and skin rejuvenation procedures that will address issues caused by our dry California summers that may leave skin parched and dull. Here are a few tips on what you can do to keep your skin moist and vibrant. 

Keep it Clean

With your body working overtime trying to keep you cool, sweat and oils are regularly passing through your pores, making your skin sticky. Dirt and grime are more likely to attach to your skin and enter your pores, causing irritation and outbreaks. Here’s your first tip, never forget to double cleanse. Using oil-based cleaners designed for your specific skin type will allow you to cut through the grime and keep your skin fresh. Clearing excess sebum from your skin will keep it clear and help regulate your skin’s oil production. 

Moisturize

Choose your moisturizer carefully. During the summer months, there are forces at work to dry out your skin. Moving in and out of air conditioning will cause your skin to lose moisture and become dry. If you are not moisturizing and toning your skin every night – start. Before you go to sleep, use a medical-grade cream or serum to ensure your skin is getting the proper nutrients and moisture and keeps those pores clear. 

Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen

Yes, you got it, you should apply sunscreen liberally to your skin during these dry, and warmer months. Protection against UV rays is necessary to keep your skin from the damage the sun can impose. Pick a sunscreen that will absorb into your skin easily and has an SPF of 30 or more. Make sure you apply the product 20 to 30 minutes before going out into the sun. This practice can go along way to minimize sun related hyperpigmentation and dull skin. It is also a good anti-aging practice as well. 

Reveal Fresh Underlying Layer

Your skin is a complex organ that covers your entire body. it is multi-layered with an epidermis (surface) and dermis (underlying tissue) which needs regular maintenance. The skin will naturally peel on its own with dead skin cells flaking away to reveal a new skin surface. However, this process may cause clogged pores and unsightly blemishes. Cosmetic procedures like laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels remove dull, tired skin to reveal fresh, radiant skin within a few days. 

When sun-damaged skin becomes a problem, these skin care treatments can make a world of difference in retaining a vibrant, radiant skin presence. 

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If you are seeking to improve your skin care during the summer months and beyond, we are here to help. Dr. Hershcovitch will walk you through medical-grade skin care and anti-aging regimens, which will ensure your facial and skin beauty for years to come. 

Schedule a consultation at our West Hills or Westlake clinic today.