Keeping Face and Body Separate: A Guide to Moisturizers

It’s important to use an effective moisturizer on your body. The right moisturizer will hydrate your skin and keep it from becoming excessively dry. After all, you want to have smooth skin that feels silky to the touch; however, there is a huge difference between the types of moisturizers you should use on your body and the types of moisturizers you should use on your face. Curious as to why? Let us explain.

Body Lotions Are Often a Lot Thicker

If you’re using a hydrating lotion on your body, you shouldn’t necessarily apply that lotion to your face. Even if it’s working wonders for your arms and legs, that doesn’t mean it’s the right product for your entire body. In fact, body lotions and moisturizing products are often a lot thicker than the products generally used on the face, and using such thick products could clog your pores, causing some unwanted breakouts. If you don’t want to deal with breakouts on your face, you should only use moisturizers and lotions made specifically for the area.

Body Lotion Fragrance Can Cause More Irritation

You may have a few body lotions that you prefer to wear because of their wonderful scent. Although those products may be perfect for the body because they hydrate the skin and smell great at the same time, they’re not good for the face because those additional fragrance ingredients could cause some irritation. Your facial skin is far more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your body. Something that doesn’t irritate your body could easily end up irritating your face and causing those unwanted blemishes or rashy spots to appear.

You Need to Use Products Made for the Face

The products made for the face often contain ingredients that help fight different problems targeted at the area. For example, there are moisturizers containing acne-fighting ingredients to help those who struggle with it. If you have acne-prone skin, you need to use something that is going to help you fight off the bad bacteria and keep your pores unclogged so that you won’t have to worry about breaking out while keeping your skin moisturized.

Some people avoid using moisturizers on their face because they’re afraid it’s going to make them break out. It’s important to use moisturizer on the face as part of your daily skin care routine, but you must choose the type of moisturizer wisely. It should be a non-comedogenic product that contains SPF to protect your skin from the sun and its harsh rays. Even if you have oily skin, using a moisturizer would be beneficial. If you use it regularly, you may notice that your face isn’t producing nearly as much oil as it once was simply because it’s properly hydrated.

Make sure you’re using the right moisturizers on your body and on your face. It’s important to keep the skin hydrated and in the best condition possible. For more information on taking proper care of your skin, check out Windsor Dermatology. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the office at 609-443-4500.

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