Asked by: Augustine Grimaud
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Can you use hand cream as lotion?

Last Updated: 29th April, 2020

The answer is Yes and No. For some reason, usinghandcreams can help the skin on your body from being dry. Butsincecreams are thicker than lotion, usinghandcreams in lieu of a body lotion could clog the poresonyour skin. So yes you may use hand creams asbodylotion, but it may not be as effective.

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Likewise, people ask, is there a difference between hand cream and body lotion?

Body lotion is thicker than hand andfacelotion but thinner than hand or facecreams.Your body is covered by clothing. This detersmost men fromapplying a body lotion. Not applying a bodylotion isa non-issue if you have naturally healthyskin.

Similarly, is it OK to use body lotion on face? Body Lotion. It would be nice to just slather on onelotionand be done with it, but body lotions shouldNEVER beapplied to your face because they're usually a lotthickerand typically contain fragrances that might irritate yourfacialskin. On your face, you should always usesomethingmore gentle and delicate.

In this regard, why can't you put hand cream on your face?

Hand cream contains higher amountsofactive ingredients simply because the skin onourhands requires more hydrating agents than the skinonour face. Over-moisturizing your face canmakeyour skin more oily than usual, potentially resultingindiscomfort and breakouts.

Can I use foot cream on my hands?

There's no reason why you can't useahand cream on your face, face cream onyourhands, a foot cream on your face etc. Just makesureyou're not sensitive to any ingredients.

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How often should you use hand lotion?

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Can you put lotion on your private area?

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How long does it take for lotion to soak in?

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Does hand cream make your hands drier?

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