Sign in

The Body's Specific Skin Needs

Joan Tomeu July 2011 issue of Skin Inc. magazine
skin care client

Get the Skinny! This is just part of the article. Want the complete story, plus a host of other cutting-edge articles to make your job easier? Sign up!

Most of the skin on the body is typically protected from the UV exposure that the face is subjected to on a daily basis; however, this body skin has its own special needs. The physiological differences of skin—depending on its location and the fact that skin on the body is often neglected—make body-specific products a necessity. Although the skin conditions typically treated on the face also occur on the body, their management varies when they present on the body. For these reasons, the skin on the body is best served with products formulated specifically to address these unique needs.

Special skin

The basic structure and function of the skin remains the same regardless of where it is on the body, but small differences play a considerable role in how treatment plans should be designed. The most significant differences are in cell turnover rate, sebaceous activity and epidermal thickness.

Cell turnover rate. The cell turnover rate in body skin is slower than in facial skin because of dryness, neglect and decreased environmental exposure. The combination of these factors typically leads to a reduced ability for the skin on the body to properly desquamate.

Want the rest of the story? Simply sign up. It’s easy. Plus, it only takes 1 minute and it’s free!



Welcome to the new!

Delivering the best information on the spa, skin care and wellness industry is our passion, and we’ve worked hard to design a powerful new website that incorporates cutting-edge technology to bring you:

  • Mobile-friendly Design
  • Integrated Sample Request
  • Refreshed Look and Feel
  • Dynamic Content
  • Free Registration

Mobile-friendly Design

Providing a unified experience from mobile to desktop, responsive design allows you to access Skin Inc. content from any device, whether you’re in the treatment room, at home or on the go!

Integrated Sample Request

Visit Featured Product pages to quickly and easily identify new suppliers and request product samples and information.

Dynamic Content

Articles are now linked with relevant products so you can find the products and treatments you need to provide the best results for your clients.

Free Registration

Create your user account to gain unlimited access to Skin Inc.’s unparalleled content.

Enjoy the New!

Thank you for joining the Skin Inc. community of passionate skin care professionals. We look forward to providing you the best information to enhance your career!