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Skincare Myths Debunked


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Can You Use a Body Lotion on Your Face?
Skincare Myths Debunked

Can you use body lotion on your face?

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In this slideshow, I discuss the biggest beauty myths out there regarding skincare. Can chocolate trigger your acne? Does shaving your body hair make it grow back coarser? You know, all that stuff your mom told you that may or not be true.

Let's start with body lotion. Is it a myth that you shouldn't use it on your face?

Turns out that while you can use a facial moisturizer on your body, you shouldn't use a body lotion on your face, unless you need it in a pinch and all you have in the house is body lotion.

Lotion formulated for the body can be drying or can irritate the more sensitive skin on your face. Your body's skin is thicker and tougher than the skin on your face so companies can get away with putting fragrances and cheaper ingredients in a body lotion.

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