Skin: Face vs Body

 

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and covers you from head to toe. Compared to the skin on the body, the skin on the face tends to be very sensitive.

It is possible to have a different skin type on your face, as compared to your body; in fact many people find that their body is a different skin type to that on their face.

Although this section will cover both body and facial skincare, we will identify more with your facial skin, as it is more complex, and requires more care.

Why the Face is more sensitive and needs more care:

 

One major reason is because the cells making up the top layer of the facial skin tend to be smaller than those on the body’s skin. The skin on the face also contains a lot more pores and has a lot more enzymes that allow it to turnover dead skin a lot more quickly than other parts of your body.

 

The skin is a formidable barrier. It doesn’t allow anything go through it very easily (beware of cosmetic companies that say their products are ‘highly penetrating’). Considering that the skin acts as both a barrier and a membrane; the smaller the cells, the less of a barrier, and the less likely it is to block external elements. As such, the skin on the face also loses a lot more water than that on other parts of the body. As a result, the skin on your face requires a lot more care than the skin everywhere else.

 

As mentioned earlier, facial skin tends to be rich in pores; therefore, your eating, care, and living habits will be imprinted on your skin. Pimples, acne, blackheads and other blemishes, that can be the result of toxins released, are more likely to be found on facial skin than anywhere else.

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