If like us, you’re a big fan of skincare, you probably have shelves full of products that you rely on to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.
But, did you know that there is a ‘right’ amount of each product that you should be using to enjoy the full benefits of each skincare step?
In this article, we’ll be taking you through the science of skincare and how much of each skincare product you should use to maximize its benefits.
Why should you use the correct amount of skincare?
Every product is formulated with an intended ‘dosage’ in mind. This is how they make their claims on the differences it will make to your skin and how quickly you will see results.
If you use too little, it may take much longer to see the full results, and you may – wrongly – think that a product doesn’t work for you.
Use too much and you may be throwing your hard-earned money down the drain as, most times, more product doesn’t always mean faster results. In fact, overusing a product can sometimes cause irritation, redness, or leave an oily residue on your face.
How much of each skin-care product should you use?
Although there isn’t quite an exact science behind the right quantities of skincare you use because we all have very different face sizes and skin types, this is a rough guide to how much of each skincare product you should be using.
For cleanser, you should only need about a nickel-sized amount of product to massage into your skin. However, if you feel this amount isn’t going far enough, you may need to use a little more.
Serums spread across the face very easily, so you only need a very small pea-sized amount of these products.
If you’re just applying your lotion or cream to the face, a nickel-sized amount should do. But, once you start bringing it down to your neck (which you should be doing), you’ll need to squeeze out a little extra.
This category is a little tricky as all masks are different. Usually, you should only need about a dime-sized amount, but it will all depend on how much you need to cover your whole face in the product.
You should only use a small dime-sized amount and be gentle to avoid over-exfoliation.
Just squeeze a small pea-sized amount to apply under both eyes.