The biggest distinction between the skin on your face and the skin on the rest of your body is thickness. (There’s even difference among body parts.) According to Shari Lipner, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, the skin on your face is thinner than the rest of your body, with the periorbital skin around your eyes being among the thinnest.
Your face has the greatest percentage of sebaceous glands, according to Healthline. Those glands are in charge of making oil, the amount of which is affected by hormones and environmental factors. Your face, with its thin skin and numerous glands, is much more delicate and fickle than the rest of your body. It’s also more frequently exposed to the elements, especially the sun.
Body VS Face Creams
Because of the unique characteristics of your facial and body skin, the moisturizers designed for each are designed to accomplish a variety of goals beyond simple hydration and softening. According to Ginger King, a cosmetic chemist, body lotion is used to solve issues like firming, cellulite, and spider veins. She claims that most face lotions target pores, dark spots, oiliness, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Creams Or Lotions
No matter what kind of skin you have — oily, dry, or a combination of the two — choosing a moisturizer is a must.
If you have itchy or dry skin, you can use a thick ointment to lock in moisture. Creams are lighter, hydrate better, and are suitable for normal skin. The lightest (water is the primary ingredient), lotions are a good match for oily skin.
Body Creams – Things To Consider
An optimal moisturizer, according to a 2016 paper published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, should:
- Restore the lipid barrier and reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL), which is the evaporation of moisture from the skin into the atmosphere.
- Maintain a non-sensitizing and non-comedogenic environment.
- Instantly absorb
- Acceptable in terms of appearance
- Obtain a reasonable cost
- That is why, before purchasing a cream, you should always check the ingredients list.