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We're all familiar with seasonal changes. For instance, the recent, never-ending winter caused our skin to misbehave in ways we'd rather not think about. But, dermatological freak-outs are not always weather-related. Lifestyle changes, hormonal shifts, and even cross-country moves can all take a toll.
But, don't jump face-first into an entirely new skin-care regimen quite yet — you run the risk of overwhelming your skin, increasing sensitivity, and possibly even causing an allergic reaction. To bring you all the info you need to combat those sneaky dermatological troublemakers, we turned to Dr. Sandra Lee, a board-certified dermatologist at SKIN Physicians & Surgeons in Upland, California, to get the scoop. Straight ahead, she identifies four unexpected things that can wreak havoc on your skin — and offers tips on how to handle anything life throws at our complexions.
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