Should I change my cleanser depending on the season?

Debra Jaliman, MD

You should change your facial cleanser with the seasons; in winter you should to use a milder cleanser than you do in the warmer months, when you can introduce salicylic or glycolic acid. Watch dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, explain the details.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Depending on your skin type, it may be a wise idea to use different cleansers in the summer and winter. In the summer, humidity and heat may increase oil production, so a cleanser with more surfactants (i.e. more foaming) is needed to remove excess oil. In the winter, skin is dryer, so mild cleansers are more appropriate.

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