Skin Rejuvenation
Skin treatments in Pasadena

Your environment plays a crucial role in your skin health and appearance. At Dr. Nima Plastic Surgery in Pasadena, we enjoy a Mediterranean climate, with hot, humid summers and mildly cool, dry winters. January and February are our coldest months, and the dry air may affect your skin the most during this time. Your complexion, skincare treatments, and even post-operative care after plastic surgery may change depending on the climate. 

Skin Health in Cold, Dry Weather 

Research suggests that low humidity combined with lower temperatures negatively impacts the skin, increasing rates of inflammation and irritation. People exposed to harsh winter weather may have dry, itchy skin or worsening skin conditions. The cold, dry air tends to cause more flares of eczema and psoriasis for affected people, and the skin may react more to irritants and allergens. A dry climate can also strip away the natural oils in your skin. People with naturally dry skin may struggle during these colder, drier months, while those with oily or combination skin fare better. 

Dry skin can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles and cause dead skin cells to build up, creating a dull complexion that appears older. You can counteract these issues with a thick moisturizer, exfoliation, drinking more water, and non-surgical treatments at Dr. Nima Plastic Surgery, such as laser treatments.

Skin Health in Hot, Humid Weather 

The heat of summer combined with high humidity increases the incidence of hives, rashes, and skin cancer. Your body sweats to cool off, but that sweat doesn’t evaporate as quickly as it would in a desert climate, which can lead to skin irritation and rashes. Higher temperatures come with more ultraviolet (UV) radiation, increasing your risk of photodamage, premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and pre-cancerous growths. 

A humid environment causes problems for oily or combination skin and may cause an increase in acne breakouts. The humidity may nourish the skin of people with dry skin and lead to a softer, more supple complexion. More moisture promotes skin cell turnover and helps your skin shed dead cells for brighter-looking skin. 

Humidity may benefit some skin types, but the extra heat and moisture can increase some skin conditions, and exposure to the sun poses additional risks. Be sure to exfoliate, use a lightweight moisturizer, and wash your face to remove dirt and sweat. 

If you’re interested in non-surgical skincare treatments, contact Dr. Nima in Pasadena, California, to discuss your skin health. Dr. Nima Plastic Surgery offers dermal fillers, Botox, Sculptra, laser treatments, and Renuva Adipose Matrix to improve your complexion no matter the climate. 

Schedule your appointment by calling (626) 696-8181 or filling out our online contact form.