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Can You Use Body Lotion on Your Face?

Can You Use Body Lotion on Your Face? Here's the Answer

When it comes to moisturizers, there seem to be ones for every nook and cranny. But can you actually use body lotion on the face? "I always say, if you are doing something and you have no problems from it, then it's OK to do," explains Dr. Ellen Gendler, a dermatologist who works with Venus.

Still, body lotions are not tested for comedogenicity, meaning they're not tested to see if they cause acne on the face. "But many people can use lots of products and have no trouble at all," Dr. Gendler adds. So if you're using body lotion to moisturize your mug and you start seeing spots, then simply give something else a try.

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risqueredhead risqueredhead 6 years
Someone at a beauty counter told me the molecules of body lotion are too big to penetrate your face, and that's why it breaks you out. What a load of crap.
GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
I barely use any moisturizer since a number of them are too heavy, irritate my face, or smells too strong. Luckily I found one that I can wear that doesn't break me out or leaves me greasy.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 6 years
i typically don't use anything on my face (I know I am spoiled) but from time to time I do slather on normal lotion if its super dry :)
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 6 years
Good to know, neonbee. Glad it works for you!!
neonbee neonbee 6 years
My mum is in her late 40s and all her life, she used Jergens body lotion on her face. It might be because of genes as well, but she has no wrinkles and her skin on her face is so soft. I do the same thing and I don't break out.
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