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How to Cleanse Skin by Climate

Cleansing Skin in Humid Climates

Unlike the lack of moisture found in dry climates, humid climates have an abundance of it. In most humid climates you can literally feel the moisture hanging in the air and it doesn't take much to make you sweat. Examples of humid climates include the southeastern United States and central Europe.

Humidity often causes your pores to go into overdrive -- producing sweat to cool your body -- which leaves you more prone to breakouts, especially if you have oily skin [source: Goins]. To treat this excess sweat and oil, cleanse your skin at least once a day, using warm water and a noncomedogenic skin cleanser -- meaning it won't clog pores. Look for skin care products that contain salicylic acid, which will gently exfoliate skin. And if you have acne, try using a cleanser or topical treatment that contains benzoyl peroxide, a chemical that kills acne-causing bacteria [source: WebMD]. However, both benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid can make skin more sensitive to sunlight, so it's best to apply these products at night and wear sunscreen during the day [source: Goins].

Keep reading to learn the best ways to keep your skin healthy and clean in a cold climate.