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By Beth Doane, Features Editor

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Skincare expert Kim Sommer has dedicated herself to educating people on the best skincare techniques in the world.

Sommer runs her renowned private skincare studio in Los Angeles, called DermaRenewal, and is known for her ability to truly heal a wide range of skin conditions.

Some advise Sommer gives debunking the recent coconut oil trend is that “It’s so important to know how to protect your skin and what treatments and products to use. One misconception many people have is that coconut oil is good for the skin. While it’s great to ingest, coconut oil is not necessarily great for our faces when applied topically. The oil can block pores and cause breakouts on the face since the oil hardens on top of the skin and makes it hard for skin to breathe.” Additionally, Sommer states in a recent interview; “Most people don’t realize how sensitive our skin is to the sun because so much damage occurs in the layers of the skin that we can’t see until it’s already too late. Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. We all must remember to wear wear a sunscreen of SPF 30 that contains Zinc Oxide and always apply it every 2 1/2 hours.”

Learn more at dermarenewal.net.

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