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Can a Body Lotion Be Applied to the Face?

Can a Body Lotion Be Applied to the Face?

Creams are often formulated to treat a specific part of the body. However, some people prefer to use the same cream to moisturize the body and face, even though these areas do not have the same needs. Is it possible to apply the same cream on the body and on the face? Typology tells you all about the right way to do it.

Why Not Use the Same Lotion for the Body and Face?

Enveloping the whole body, the skin plays many roles in the protection of the body against external aggressions. It is therefore necessary to take proper care of it. The skin of the face and that of the body each have their own specificities. The skin located in these areas does not have the same needs.

Relatively exposed, the skin of the face is more prone to external aggressions. Body creams do not meet the needs of the face, which are quite specific. In addition, these products are often too rich in nutrients for facial skin, which is quite thin. The application of a body cream on the face can be badly tolerated and lead to the appearance of pimples, especially on sensitive skin. Indeed, these creams are often too rich in nutrients for the skin of the face which is rather fine. On the other hand, the application of a cream intended for the face on the body does not generally have any undesirable effect. However, the nourishing properties of this cream are insufficient for the body. It would be preferable to have a specific cream and another for the face. However, some skin care products such as sun creams can be adapted to the face as well as the body. You can use the same sun cream for your body and your face.

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