Many people just want to have one product that can do everything for their skin. But while it’s tempting to choose all-in-one body washes and other concoctions claiming they can handle multiple jobs, you usually end up getting what you paid for: a product that isn’t necessarily the best at offering any specific benefit. Particularly when it comes to skin care products, it’s important to get a product specially designed for face care that differs from the products you use on the rest of your body.
1. Your Face Is More Sensitive Than the Rest of Your Body
As you have probably noticed, the skin on your face is much more sensitive to touch, dirt and bacteria than the skin on other parts of your body. Optimal face care requires products that are specifically formulated with that sensitivity in mind. You can use bath soap to clean your face, for example, but it may strip your facial skin of valuable moisture. Similarly, body lotion on your face may result in a greasy shine and possible breakout.
2. Facial Skin Has a Delicate pH Balance
Have you ever been prone to pimples, dryness or other skin issues on your face, but not elsewhere? If so, you know that a proper face care regimen often means using special treatments to retain the skin’s natural oils while also removing any bacteria or oils that cause acne and other skin flare-ups. Though all skin has a specific pH balance, our facial skin can be especially sensitive to what we put on it. Whether you have oily skin, dry skin or a combination, it’s best to use a facial wash, moisturizer and cosmetics designed for your skin type. Doing so will help ensure your face care routine keeps your cheeks, forehead and chin healthy and glowing, controlling oil production while maintaining hydration.
3. It’s Important to Clear Away Dead Skin Gently
Just as you exfoliate the rest of your body, it’s important to clean the dead skin that accumulates on your face–gently. While a body scrubber feels great in the shower or tub, exfoliation on your face requires a far lighter touch for the delicate skin there. Scrubbing your face with a prickly loofah or body polish feels rough and provides too much abrasion for your face. Specifically designed cleansers and masks let you clean your face using your fingertips to provide gentle care.
If you’d like to learn more about how to properly care for your skin and explore treatments to look your best, schedule a free consultation with Georgia Dermatology Partners today.