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Can You Use Body Lotion on Your Face

Have you ever run out of face cream and only had body lotion? You may wonder whether you can use it instead. While both products are moisturizers, they may contain different ingredients and thus do not provide the same benefits. Read on this article to learn more.

Can You Use Body Lotion on Your Face?

The short answer is yes. However, you should avoid doing it because the facial skin is different from that on the rest of the body. That’s why they require different care options. In general, the skin on your face is typically more delicate and thinner. The skin around the eyelids is especially the thinnest, making quite sensitive and more susceptible to chemicals. More importantly, facial skin is prone to acne due to small pores with high concentration of oil glands. That’s why manufacturers try to create body lotion and face cream to serve different purposes. [1]