April 15, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments
When it comes to skincare, do you know how much you should use? Most likely, most people probably use more than what is needed when it comes to their skincare regimen.
Taking a look at most cosmetic products, the instructions have a vague "apply liberally" description. Taking that into account, people will interpret that as using a lot. More may seem like you're getting more active ingredients into your skin but actually it can cause your skincare products to not function properly or sit on top. Of course, using less of a product that isn't right for your skin type or that you're sensitive or allergic too isn't going to make it work any better but that's a whole other topic.Cleanser
Use a blueberry sized amount with gel or cream cleansers. With foaming cleansers one pump is enough. If you use too much, you could irritate your skin.
These are concentrated so you only need about 2 to 3 drops or the size of pomegranate seed. Your skin can only absorb so much so using too much may leave your skin feeling overly greasy.
A quarter size amount is enough for your whole face. I recommend a sunscreen that uses minerals like zinc oxide to block uva and uvb rays especially if you have sensitive skin.
An almond size amount is enough scrub to work off all that dead skin
Use about a almond sized amount. Many masques are concentrated or can absorb oils so you really don't need a huge thick layer. Oil absorbing masques should be used once a week or up to twice a week if you have really oily skin.
At night you can use a quarter sized amount on your skin, but use less or more depending on if your skin feels greasy or tight and dry. Some creams and moisturizers are formulated differently than others so you can experiment with this. For example the Banish vitamin c creme recommends using a small blueberry sized amount.
Remember, this is just a general guide for you to use if you notice your skin is oily or products aren't sinking in then use less moisturizer, serum, or creams. If your skin is still feeling parched then you can slowly increase the amount of moisturizer you use.
What other skincare guidelines would you like to know more about?
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