The skin on your face tends to be less covered than elsewhere on your body
Why choose a specific face moisturizer? It probably sounds like the most basic of beauty questions, but since age, skin type and even the time of year can all significantly affect the appearance of your skin, it’s worth looking into. We help explain why it’s so important to choose the right facial moisturizer for your skin’s needs.
What Is The Difference Between A Face And Body Moisturizer?
Unsurprisingly, the skin on your face has different needs from the skin on your body. This means that when looking to help take care of your skin, it is important to take into account the daily stresses your skin may be exposed to. The skin of our face tends to be less covered than elsewhere on our body, making it more exposed to damaging external factors, such as UV damage and pollution. As a result, our faces tend to be first in the queue when it comes to premature signs of visible skin aging. This means that unlike body moisturizers, which tend to be thicker in texture and often are formulated with perfumes or other fragrances, face moisturizers can be hypoallergenic to avoid irritating the delicate facial skin.
Why Do You Need A Face Moisturizer?
Facial skin is among the thinnest on the body, especially around the under-eye area, which is the most delicate part of the face. What’s more, the face generally lacks the fat deposits found on other parts of the body, such as the thighs and upper arms, making it much more prone to dryness. This means that when compared to other areas of the body, the face is among the first to show visible signs of skin aging. In a nutshell? Along with applying a daily SPF product, hydration is one of the best things you can do for your skin when looking to help address your skin care concerns (hey, we don’t keep telling you to drink water for nothing!)
When And How to Moisturize Your Face
When it comes to how you should be moisturizing your face, several factors come into play. Those who experience sensitive skin should avoid products formulated with perfumes or fragrances, like body lotions, shower gels and body creams. Those with dry skin need a light, fresh texture to avoid smothering skin. Those with dry skin should opt for products formulated with hydrating ingredients, such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid, to help provide moisture to the skin.
Should You Change Your Face Moisturizer Each Season?
Summertime can often see skin ramp up oil production to help combat dryness, which could result in the increased appearance of blemishes and noticeable imperfections. Even if your skin is looking greasier than usual, this does not mean that you should forget about helping keep your skin moisturized! Vichy’s Minéral 89 Face Moisturizer formula is enriched with 15 key minerals and its smooth, cool texture is great for hot summer days.
Winter, on the other hand, can leave skin looking parched. Using an exfoliating product, like Vichy’s Double Glow Peel Face Mask, for regular exfoliation is a great way of sloughing away dead skin cells from skin’s surface to help reveal smoother and softer-looking skin.
Our Best Moisturizer For Dry Skin?
Vichy Minéral 89’s lightweight, yet deeply moisturizing gel texture makes it ideal for dry skin, helping hydrate surface skin without suffocating the epidermis. Its formulation contains 89% Vichy Mineralizing Water, strengthens and reinforces skin to help fight water loss, and helps your skin stay fresh-looking and moisturized. What’s more, Vichy Minéral 89 can be worn on its own or under your usual day cream for an extra boost of moisture, as well as making an ideal hydrating moisturizer.