Are You Applying The Right Amount Of Skincare Products?
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- 01 How much skincare product should you use?
Choosing the right type of products to include in your skincare routine should be easy-peasy if you understand your skin’s needs. The real challenge lies in determining the right dose of products that you should be squeezing out of the tube for each use.
Admit it: nobody seems to pay much attention to the amount of product being used in skincare. Most people just wing it or live by the idea that more is better, which is not always the case. Why should you start being conscious about applying the right amount every time? Continue reading and discover the answer to this question and more.
How much skincare product should you use?
Overapplication of a product is a costly misstep and will not in any way give you an extra boost of effectiveness. There is also the possibility of a reaction when you’re using five times (or more) the recommended amount. Underapplication, on the other hand, will not give you anything at all. With the many skincare products that claim to be “essentials or “must-haves”, using the correct amount is crucial to creating a skincare routine that will truly work for your skin.
Below is a basic guide to the correct dose of products that should be used in your skincare routine steps at home.
For all types of cleansers, a dime-sized clump or one pump should be enough to cleanse the entire face. When mixed with water, this is more than enough substance to work with from the forehead down to your decolletage. Do this in your skincare routine steps morning and night.
Cleanse your face with the Enrich Foaming Wash, a gentle yet powerful wash that lathers into a rich foam to thoroughly cleanse off excess oil and impurities, leaving skin clear and smooth. The Hydrating Facial Cleanser effectively cleanses the skin without leaving it feeling dry, giving you radiantly healthy-looking skin that feels as good as it looks.
Toners, essences, and other liquids
The norm is to use cotton rounds when applying toners, micellar water, or essences. The bad news is that too much product gets absorbed and wasted in the applicator. Most derms recommend squeezing a quarter’s worth of product directly into your palms and gently patting all over your face, paying special attention to the T-zone.
The alcohol-free Project E Beauty Hydrating Facial Toner has a gentle cleansing formula that lifts off surface debris and excess sebum from the pores. It cleanses but it does not strip the skin of natural oils, leaving skin hydrated and moisturized.
Apply the Intensive Eye Repair Essence to your eye area and let it hydrate, soothe, and retain your skin’s natural moisture. This essence also helps smooth skin and relieves itch and dryness with calming ingredients.
Serums are super-potent products that have a high concentration of active ingredients. This will make you think that a generous amount will give you that extra oomph, but no. Any excess amount will just waste away on the surface of your skin. Using the dropper, squeeze a dime-sized amount directly onto your face or disperse tiny drops all over your face, neck, and chest area.
Supplement your anti-aging skin routine with the Project E Beauty Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Protect your skin from dehydration - hyaluronic acid binds with water to help retain skin’s moisture. Properly hydrated skin helps maintain that youthful and radiant look.
Pump up your skin’s collagen supply with Project E Beauty’s anti-aging Aqua Collagen Gel. The collagen protein is naturally responsible for skin strength and elasticity. It takes away years from your skin by helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Apply a pea-sized amount of your favorite eye cream around both eyes, not just the undereyes. This delicate area is prone to straining and tugging, which can result in small lines, so use your ring finger, which applies less pressure than your pointer finger.
The Project E Beauty Age Defender Eye Cream is infused with an anti-aging formula that helps reduce signs of aging around the eye area such as crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles.
The proper amount of moisturizer depends on your skin type. For dry and dehydrated skin, start with a nickel-sized dollop and add a little bit more as you move around your face. Balanced and combination skin should stick with the nickel-sized amount to prevent product wastage. Allow a few seconds for your serum to dry before slathering on your moisturizer.
Keep dryness at bay with the Project E Beauty Nourishing Facial Moisturizer. When applied, it creates a barrier over the skin to lock in moisture and prevent loss - keeping skin hydrated and fresh.
Applying sunscreen is essential even on the cloudiest of days. Derms recommend using two milligrams of sunscreen (SPF 30 or above) per square centimeter of skin - this includes exposed parts of the body too. A nickel-sized amount should be enough to cover the entire face. Include this even in your most basic skin care routine steps at home.
The amount of product to be applied varies depending on the type of ingredients contained in your face masks. A general guideline is to apply enough product to form a thin layer to cover the face.
You don’t need to do any product measuring when you use the Project E Beauty Aqua Infusion Face Gel Mask. This prepared hydrogel sheet mask helps lock in essential moisture and nutrients, keeping skin hydrated for up to 24 hours.
written by Sophie Flair