Have you ever wondered why you can not use body lotion on your face or wash your face with regular soap?
Is this a scam from the cosmetics industry to get us to buy more products? Or is there specific differences in the skin of the face and body?
Here are 5 good reasons why you may want to use products formulated for face care.
Facial skin is more often exposed to sunlight and is more susceptible to the aging effects of UV radiation. Therefore your face needs extra good care and protection than the rest of your body.
Facial skin is more sensitive to hormonal changes in the body. Some of our skin problems comes from the hormone androgen, which can cause the skin to produce more or less sebum (oil) (skin produces sebum through small glands located in each pore of the face). These skin problems occur more often in the facial skin because the face has the highest number of sebaceous glands per square inch. If these glands produce too much sebum it will cause oily skin and acne, if glands produce too little sebum, your skin will become dry and sensitive. That's why your face requires it's own products that take care of this.
Repeated muscle movements in the face that we use to create facial expressions, as well as the fact that the thinnest skin on the body is under the eyes and around the eyelids, makes sure that your face is much more prone to lines and wrinkles than most other areas of the body. It may be wise to use some customized products that can help to preserve the elasticity of the skin so that wrinkles are kept at a minimum.
Facial skin is thinner than the skin of your body, except for the chest. Therefore your facial skin requires care and hydration that do not irritate the thin skin. Use a natural face oil that provides moisture and care to the delicate facial skin. Read more about face oil >
The top layer of the facial skin is called the stratum corneum, it is far more delicate than the rest of the skin on your body. The number of skin cells in the skin of the face is fewer than the rest of the body (except the skin of genitalia). That's why our facial skin gets easily damaged and sensitive compared to other parts of the body. It is important to wash the facial skin with a product that is gentle and adapted for facial skin. Never use a regular body wash on your face. This gentle facial cleanser will both provide care for rebuilding healthy skin cells while removing makeup and dirt.