It’s easy to think that the skin on your face and body are the same, but they are actually very different and require different care.

How body and facial skin are different:

  • The skin on the body is much thicker and less delicate than facial skin..
  • The face has a higher number of sebaceous glands, which contribute to facial skin being more prone to breakouts.
  • Hair follicle size is much larger on the body, requiring special care to prevent clogging and ingrown hairs.

 

In order to treat these differences properly and avoid skin irritation, it’s important to have two sets of cleansers, exfoliators and moisturizers: one for the face and one for the body.

 

Moisturizing your face versus body

When it comes to moisturizing, body lotion is formulated differently than facial moisturizers. The skin on our bodies tends to be drier due to the lack of sebaceous glands, especially on the hands, feet and elbows. Body moisturizers, such as Hylunia’s Healing & Restoring Creams, are especially formulated to revitalize and restore skin while hydrating. These body moisturizers tend to be thicker compared to facial moisturizers.

A lighter weight moisturizer is required to treat facial skin, which can help prevent clogged pores. Hylunia’s Hyaluronic Oil Free Moisturizer is an ultra lightweight facial moisturizer that intensely hydrates the skin while allowing it to breathe. Even for the driest, mature skin, use Hylunia’s Ultimate Antioxidant Cream to hydrate without clogging your pores.

 

Exfoliating your face versus body

Facial skin is more delicate and breakout prone requiring smaller scrub granules and overall ingredients. Hylunia’s Grape Seed Facial Scrub is a two-in-one pH-balanced natural exfoliant. It is created from ground grape seed and multi-fruit acids, which work together to buff away dead cells, blackheads and whiteheads without causing irritation to the face.

Using a body exfoliator on the face could potentially compromise the delicate facial skin barrier. Hylunia’s Grape Seed Body Scrub is specifically formulated to deep cleanse and maintain moisture balance without irritation, it is a natural exfoliant created to minimize in-grown hairs and buff away dry areas on the body.