Body Wash Vs. Face Wash – What’s the Difference?
September 17, 2020
We’ve all been there – after a long day of work, all you want to do is hop into the shower and wash off all the grime and worries. So, you reach out to the closest soap bar and just scrub your body, face, and sometimes even your hair. The problem is that using regular soap or body wash for your face, might be the number one mistake you’re making when it comes to your skincare routine.
Why? Well, the main reason is that your facial skin is different from the rest of the skin covering your body. As such, it requires a suitable treatment, one that would also complement your daily skincare routine. This is exactly why you should have two separate products; a face and a body wash. But you know what? Don’t just take our word for it. Here are some differences between your facial and body skin.
Let’s Get Under Your Skin
You probably know by now that your skin is the biggest organ in your body. It’s comprised of three layers, the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis – all of which are there to protect the rest of your organs. While skin covers nearly every inch of your body, your face skin differs greatly from the rest. In fact, it’s unique in every aspect, from it’s biological structure and all the way to the skin diseases that can affect it.
For instance, did you know that your facial skin is much thinner? Or that due to the fact that face skin pores are smaller, your face has a higher concentration of oil glands? Furthermore, the ratio of hair follicles spread on your facial skin is second only to your scalp, which only increases your natural sebum production.
As a result, your face skin is extremely sensitive and prone to acne, breakouts, skin blemishes, and even inflammations. So, you can only imagine what could happen to it if you were to use harsh soaps or a product that isn’t suited for face skin’s unique structure.
Save (Your) Face
So, what does your skin need? According to the American Academy of Dermatology washing your face regularly is essential for the health of your face skin. Plus, if you do it right (who knew there was a wrong way to wash your face, right?), you can effectively fight signs of aging. Last but not least, washing your face twice a day as recommended could help reduce acne and other skin conditions.
The trick is to choose a face wash that is gentle, suitable for facial skin, and doesn’t contain any alcohol. Also, a great facial skin cleanser should contain soothing ingredients such as aloe vera and other natural extracts. This doesn’t mean that the rest of your body doesn’t deserve all-natural or soothing substances. But considering the delicate skin on your face, we’re looking for mild ingredients that would replenish and heal the skin. Last but not least, choose a face wash that understands men’s specific needs and cleanses and softens the skin before shaving. These are all things that a body wash simply can’t provide.
The Bond of Body and Soap
Just because your body skin isn’t as sensitive as your face skin, it doesn’t mean that it deserves less pampering. The simplest and most basic thing you can do is make sure that you shower on a regular basis. In addition to the clear hygienic benefit of showering, it’s also important for your overall health. It can cleanse your skin pores, wash off bacteria and dead skin cells, and assist in preventing different skin problems.
Finally, it all comes down to the body wash you choose. Since your body skin is thicker, it needs a product that can address the toughest of skin conditions, while also enriching it and moisturizing. In other words, you need a solution that contains essential minerals.
Particle’s new body wash for men is infused with Dead Sea minerals, which are known for their potent therapeutic characteristics. In addition, they offer a deep cleanse that isn’t always suitable for delicate facial skin. This makes this body wash the ideal body skincare treatment for men.
The bottom line is if you’re going to adopt a proper skincare routine, you need to know the basics. And those begin with understanding the structure of your skin. Once you can tell the difference between your face and body skin – you’ve already mastered a huge part of skincare essentials.