Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Anselem
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T USE YOUR BODY LOTION ON YOUR FACE
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T USE YOUR BODY LOTION ON YOUR FACE – ZIGIHOW.COM.NG
The skin on the face is totally different from the one on the body, this is because the skin on the face is more sensitive, and thin compared to the other skin on our body, for this this reason it is recommended not to use body lotions and creams on the face. Unless it’s clearly written on the cream or lotion’s pack “For Face and Body”, but even at that, to be on a safer side don’t use body lotions or creams on your face.
Below are the major reasons why you shouldn’t use body lotions and creams on your face.
1. TOO MUCH CHEMICALS
Body lotions and creams Contains chemicals such as lactic acid, glycolic acid AHA chemicals and many more. This chemicals are used on a moderate level or percentage suitable for the skin on our body but may irritate the skin on the face.
The skin on the face is very sensitive and has a thin layer compared to the skin on our body, using this chemical based lotions on the face can trigger negative skin reaction such as reddish skin, dermatitis, dry skin and itchy skin. This may cause serious skin discomfort.:
2. TOO MANY EXFOLIATING INGREDIENTS
Body Lotions and creams normally Contains about 3-4 Exfoliating ingredients, the reason for this is to enable the exfoliating ingredients present in the body lotion or cream exfoliate the skin properly, so as to enable the body lotion or cream penetrate deeper into the skin and do it’s job.
When it comes to the skin on the face, It’s totally a different thing. Face creams do not contain numerous Exfoliating ingredients, they just Contain about 1-2, Exfoliating ingredients and in a moderate level or percentage that won’t irritate the skin.
Exfoliating the skin is very necessary and important, but it becomes bad when you Exfoliate too much. At some point the skin may not take it anymore which can cause skin redness, dry itchy skin, and increases skin sensitivity, and when the skin sensitivity is increased, it becomes too sensitive to the sun and other environment pollutants, and if care is not taken you may likely develope sun burn and red coloured patches.
3. CAN CLOG YOUR SKIN PORES
Body creams and lotions normally Contains skin moisturizing ingredients such as butters and Carrier oil. Eg (Sheabutter, cocoa butter, mango butter, coconut oil, olive oil almond oil,). Due to the butters and and heavy oil contents in the body lotion or cream, when used on the face can clog your skin pores, and in a situation whereby the skin pores are clogged or blocked this can trigger acne or pimples it may even give you rashes.
The reason for this is body butters and Carrier oils aren’t meant to be used on the in a large quantity, it’s meant to be used in a small quantity to moisturize your skin. Unless you’re about undergoing skin building.
Skin building is a process whereby body butters and Carrier oils such as mango butter, Shea butter cocoa butter, olive oil, coconut oil are mixed together and applied on the body and face to enhance the skin’s barrier and keep the skin well hydrated, moisturized and supple. This procedure is normally done once or twice in a week, not always.
Insist on using face creams in your face, if you must use a body lotion or cream on your face, it must be boldly written “For body and face”. Face cream are lighter in texture, and Contains less Exfoliating ingredients.