A question that I’ve been asked many, many times is : “how much product should I use to make sure I’m taking care of my skin without wasting any (precious) product ?”
The answer to this question is, that this depends on the type of product. As a guideline :
- Cleanser:take a 10-Eurocent piece (I suppose it would be “pence” in UK, or let’s say; two nuts) in your handpalms. One quick wipe to spread it onto both your handpalms en straight on the skin with flat hands. Massage for a few seconds, then rinse/take off. I always recommend using a washcloth (see my blog on washcloths).
- Day/Nightcream:one nut size for face and neck. If you treat your décolletage too, take half a nut extra.
- Sunblock:Difficult one, as dermatologists tell us to use it abundantly. But this often becomes sticky. Oil-free and “dry-touch” textures work well for this reason!
- Serum:serums are concentrates, so use sparingly. One pea-size is ok.
- Ampoules:are meant to be a single dosage, but in my experience this can be a bit too much. There’s no harm in using it in two times : morning and evening, for example. Make sure to use it up within 24 hours.
- Eyecream:one pea-size for both eye contours is fine.
- Facial oil:if you use one, use it very sparingly ! Less is certainly more here. Take two to three drops in your handpalms and “press” it into your skin.
- Bodylotion:here you know best what works for you. Dry skins need more. Also depends on the texture (“richness”) of the product.