Everyone’s talking about what products to use, what to include in their skincare regimen, and the right steps to do skin care, BUT rarely about the amount of each skincare product we should really use. There are so many social media influencers we see trying and incorporating products every now and then, that it might get confusing to know how much is enough or too little.
While there is no universal rule to applying your skincare product, it is important to understand that an appropriate amount for each product must be followed for it to work effectively. Yes, quality and quantity are both essentials! In this blog post, we will talk about why this should be on top of your mind, how you will know if you are using enough, and most importantly, the recommended usage for each skincare product.
So why is it important to use the right amount?
Using too much skin care products doesn’t equate to getting better results, and using too little will not do much to help your skin either. Also, there are some products that have very active ingredients that may cause irritations on your skin. If you want to see results, you have to use your skincare products the right way.
How to know if you are using too much or too little?
Let’s admit it – not many of us do research when trying out new products or incorporating one into our skincare routine; especially when it’s your favorite influencer’s pick!
The most common way to know when you’re using too much or too little product is by how your skin reacts. If it’s taking too much time to absorb into your skin or If you feel like it’s taking forever to show effect, try keeping track of how much you use rather than changing it quickly. Sometimes, adjusting the amount of skincare product you use will make a difference.
Because skincare products have different concentrations of active ingredients, it is important to be cautious about how you use them. The ingredient lists will also help you craft the correct mixture of products and identify when reaping the benefits seem overdue.
The right amount for each skincare product:
Cleansing is a must for every skin care regimen. A quarter-sized goes a long way to remove dirt and impurities from the skin. It is best to double cleanse and create a proper mixture of water + cleanser to get the most benefits. The best way to do this is to lather it up on your hands before applying on your face.
When it comes to toner, you have the choice to use a cotton pad or spray it directly on your face. If you prefer using a spray, you can just tilt your back, spray two to three squirts, and let it drop onto your face. Should you opt to use any kind of cotton, the recommended amount is six spritzes or four to six drops, enough to soak it and get a moist wipe. It helps balance pH, as well as remove excess dirt on your face after cleansing.
Serums have a higher concentration which means they are more likely to be potent; thus, they may be wasted when overused. This is why they are crucial to be applied the right way, depending on the formulation and active ingredients in the product. Generally, 2-3 drops or a pea-sized amount of serum should suffice for one-time application. Most of Spalina products are designed for one pump-one face, or one dropper- one face application system.
If you use serums that come in a dropper bottle like the Stem Cell Infusion Serum, which helps speed up the skin’s rejuvenation process, apply an almost full dropper on your hands and gently spread it on your face, neck, and décolleté to get the best results.
Just like serums, there are tons of moisturizers you can use depending on your skin type, face size, environment, and many more factors. As a general rule, a dime- to a nickel-sized amount for one application would be enough to moisturize the whole face. If you would love to include your neck, which is advisable, you can definitely go for more! It helps hydrate your skin, but remember that too much moisturizer may clog your pores, so try your best not to overdo it.
The best way to go is to use it after applying a serum, spread it between your fingers, and work it all over your face to get an even amount and smoothen it out to help boost circulation.
The undereye skin is much thinner compared to other parts of our face and is way delicate. It is crucial that you use an appropriate amount of products around the eyes, as well as how you apply them. A pea-sized amount of eye creams dabbed gently and delicately is enough. You may want to use your ring finger to apply less pressure and avoid tugging the skin.
The holy grail of every skin care regimen: sunscreens. If there is one product not to be missed, this is definitely it. Sunscreen protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays and risks of skin problems. Applying an ounce to cover exposed skin such as the face, neck, ears, and décolleté should be done consistently. When it comes to reapplying, a 2-hour gap must be observed since the SPF value is said to only be effective after 2 hours of application.
Sometimes, determining the right amount of products to use will depend on trial and error, but this has risks of potentially compromising your skin as you try various skincare products in the market. It can also take so much time, effort, and money. If you are just getting started, the above guidelines will help.
If you are serious about skin care, and want to be on top of your regimen, then consulting an esthetician would be a wise choice.
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