Your Weekly Beauty Recap | November 5, 2019
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Why You Shouldn’t Use Body Moisturizer on Your Face, According to Experts (Allure, 10/27)

  • Body and face moisturizers may appear similar out of their packaging, but there are many reasons why you shouldn't use a body lotion on your face.
  • The skin on your face is thinner than the rest of your body and is more exposed to pollution and harmful UV rays.
  • Body moisturizers and face moisturizers are formulated differently to address different concerns and therefore contain different ingredients.
  • Body moisturizers tend to contain fragrances, film formers, and larger amounts of oil which are often too heavy for the face, causing irritation.
  • If used on the face, the heavier body formula will not absorb well, causing pores to clog and breakout.
  • Facial moisturizers for daytime should include SPF, a crucial component to protect against sun exposure.

What to Do About Crow’s Feet (Beauty Crew, 10/31)

  • Crow's feet: Lines and wrinkles that form on the corner of the eyes as we age, as a result of elastin and collagen loss.
  • Other factors may include sun damage, hormones, and facial expressions.
  • As we continue to age, these fine lines and wrinkles will continue to become longer and deeper.
  • Crow's feet may begin to appear during your late 20s but usually become more permanent during your late 30s.
  • Using sunscreen, eye cream, and eye masks can help prevent them from forming and slow them from continuing to deepen.
  • Treatments for crow's feet: wrinkle-reducer injections such as Botox, skin tighteninglaser resurfacingchemical peels, microneedling.
  • Maintaining a skincare regimen with products that contain peptides can also help to minimize their appearance.

Derms Don't Go a Day Without Recommending Ceramides, But What Are They Exactly? (Well and Good, 10/29)

  • According to skin-care professionals, your moisturizers should have ceramides, lipids that occur naturally on our skin.
  • This part of the skin cell serves as a defense against elements and pollutants, while also locking in moisture.
  • This moisture keeps the skin protected and hydrated and, in its absence, the skin will feel dry and inflamed and more prone to irritation.
  • Moisturizers that include ceramides in their ingredients are essential to maintaining and restoring the skin's barrier.
  • "You lose 40% of your skin’s naturally occurring ceramides by your 30s, and 60% by your 40s."
  • In order to maintain your skin's integrity and moisture barrier, start using products with ceramides ASAP.