Hot and humidTatiana Ayazo/rd.com, shutterstock
If you live in a place that’s hot and humid year-round, you’re most likely use to that constant sticky feeling—a feeling that you probably don’t like and most definitely do not like on your face. In this type of climate, a good cleanser will be your life savior. “Heat and humidity can make the skin feel greasy and oily, so the right cleanser is needed to remove dirt an oil from the skin,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research and assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai in New York City. Dr. Zeichner recommends avoiding hydrating face washes and instead sticking with something more lightweight like foaming cleansers. If you want to properly wash your face, make sure you’re not making any of these mistakes.
Cold and windyTatiana Ayazo/rd.com, shutterstock
Cold and windy pretty much seems like the worst climate to battle. Not only are you freezing cold, but the wind adds an extra hellish element that causes chapped lips (make sure you apply that thick lip balm) and is extremely drying on the skin. This is where a hydrating cleanser, and of course, a thick moisturizer come into play. “Wind combined with cold weather dries out the outer skin layer, stripping the skin of natural oils that protect the skin barrier,” says Dr. Zeichner. He recommends avoiding skin-care products that can further irritate the skin, like retinoids, and swapping them out for peptides “which stimulate collagen without causing irritation,” he says. And avoid these showering mistakes in winter.