By now, your skin may be noticing the change in the weather even in California. As late fall turns into early winter, the air becomes drier, and winds pick up. Add to this the amount of sun that your skin is still seeing, and you have a recipe that will quickly age the skin.
Change Skincare Products
What may have worked to keep your skin healthy and oil-free in the summer may be too harsh now. Consider switching to a milder cleanser, and choose one without exfoliants to prevent daily harsh rubbing of your face. You may also need to find a thicker, more hydrating lotion to seal in moisture. A hydrated face will look younger and smoother.
Keep Using Sun Protection
While you may not be lying on the beach any longer, the sun still has the power to damage your skin during the winter, and sun damage quickly ages your skin. Your face is exposed every day, and you should daily apply a nickel-sized amount of broad-spectrum SPF to it.
Look into a Noninvasive or Minimally Invasive Treatment
Dr. Tavoussi offers several facial treatments that can keep your skin rejuvenated throughout the winter. A chemical peel can remove dead, dry skin cells that keep your skin from glowing. Microdermabrasion is a mechanical removal of these same dull cells. Laser skin resurfacing can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles that may start appearing during the winter months and can even fade sun spots on the face or neck if you have not been as diligent in applying sunscreen as you should have been.