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Body Skincare Vs. Facial Skincare: What’s the Difference?

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The skin on your body varies at different points. While the skin on your face, neck and chest are thinner, skin has adapted to have extra tissues around the areas that are most utilized, such as the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Skin even has a different number of hair and sweat follicles on various parts of the body. While all of the skin on your body is pretty much made up of the same composition, your skin care needs vary, depending on the areas you are addressing, therefore, skin care products are also formulated differently for the face and body.

While you may think that the same formula that you use for your body could easily be exchanged for care on the face, that is far from the truth. In fact, such application can lead to breakouts, such as acne, blackheads and irritation. Because the skin on the body is much thicker and stronger than facial skin, it is also much more able to withstand environmental strain, which makes it the ideal candidate for heavy lotions, creams, and body washes that are formulated with more powerful ingredients.

The Key Differences Between Skin on the Face Vs. Skin on the Body

●The skin on the face is much more prone to sensitivities and irritations than skin on the body, which is much thicker and stronger.

●Body care products include ingredients that are able to withstand the body’s larger pores, sweat and oil glands.

●The skin on the scalp tends to be much more oily and prone to dandruff than skin on the face and the body. Therefore, the products used on the scalp are typically too strong for the face.

●The face has a higher number of sebaceous glands that contribute to more breakouts and irritations on the face than any other part of the body.

Because the skin varies from head to toe, it is important that you obtain at least 2 sets of skin care (3, if you include shampoo and conditioner for the scalp). Janssen cosmetics offers a wide range of skin and body products to meet your unique skin care needs. While not all skin is created equal, all skin needs tender loving care to keep it performing and looking its best.

Cleansers for the Face and Body

Cleansers for the face and body have a few things in common - to wash away dirt and oil, maintain the skin’s natural pH balance, and to prevent certain skin conditions, such as acne. While cleansers all basically have the same purpose, not all are the same, however. Depending on your skin type, you may require a cleanser that soaks up extra oil or one that adds more emolliency. Janssen has a variety of cleansers for every skin type.

Cleansers also come in a variety of consistencies, from rich creams to gels, to help soothe and nourish the skin, without extracting too much of what it needs. Clarifying Cleansing Gel is especially helpful in eliminating the skin of extra dirt and oils, and large pores while cleansing away like acne or blackheads. However, if you experience sensitivities, such as rashes and irritations often, soothing ingredients like aloe and coconut oil soothes the skin, while providing a gentle cleansing experience, like the specially formulated Mild Cleansing Cream. On the other hand, if you experience tightness due to parched skin, Janssen’s Mild Creamy Cleanser replenishes hydration back into the skin.

Exfoliation for the Face and Body

Exfoliants come in different forms and depending on your needs, you may require a gentle mechanical exfoliant, such as the Brightening Exfoliator, which helps to eliminate rough, dry skin, while replenishing the fresh, supple layer underneath. Exfoliators can also me more chemical, such as the Bio-Fruit Gel, that enlists fruit enzymes to soften the “glue” that holds the horny layer together. Fruit acid complexes, which contain malic, tartaric, and citric acids derived from fruit are also optimal ways of removing dead layers of skin because they dissolve the dry, rough layers of the skin to be washed away.

Peels provide the deepest level of exfoliation. Which help to remove only the top to several layers of the epidermis and dermis to provide skin that is glowing and appears healthy. When it comes to the body, Janssen offers the Oxygenating Body Scrub, 2-in-1 Deep cleanser and peel to eliminate the appearance of stretch marks, hyperpigmentation and other problematic conditions, associated with skin on the body.

Moisturization for the Face and Body

Moisturization helps to replenish moisture back into the skin that cleansers otherwise have taken away. Like cleansers, moisturizers also depend on your skin type to work the most efficiently. If you are prone to breakouts, you may find that a light cream or gel works the best to hydrate the skin without clogging the pores, as found with the Clarifying Cream Gel. Additionally, you’ll want to find a moisturizer that infuses vitamins, as well as beneficial ingredients, such as hyaluronic acids to not only keep your skin moist, but will also continually to provide more radiant skin throughout the day.

Heavier moisturizers may be too emollient for some, however, for those who are often exposed to the elements or who have mature skin, lotions, such as the Anti-Pollution Cream or the Anti-Wrinkle Booster prove to be just the thing the skin needs to provide continual nourishing hydration all day.

Taking care of the skin is all about taking into consideration for what it needs. While face and body care differers, the most important aspect is to keep your skin supple. However, it’s also important to know that face and body care require varying products that will gently help take your skin to the next level.

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