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How Much of Each Skincare Product Should You Use?

How Much of Each Skincare Product Should You Use?

gg advance moisturizer smearToo much? Too little? When it comes to skincare, size does matter. You are always careful about what skincare you use and its order but did you know applying the correct amount of each type of product is key to optimal skin health? Read on to find out how much of each skincare product you should use to make the magic happen and how to get it… just right.

Skincare: Too Much vs. Too Little

Although you might think applying more of your skincare products will produce quicker results but it can actually make them less effective. If you are over-applying certain products, such as retinol or spot treatments, you could risk causing skin irritation and dryness. Over-applying an occlusive, like a moisturizer, can lead to acne and clogged pores. You will also to be wasting product unnecessarily.

How Much of Each Skincare Product Should You Use?

When using EI SKIN products, it is important to remember that they are highly concentrated so less is more. You do not need a lot of product to experience their full benefits.

How Much Cleanser to Use

Dime-to-nickel size amount

How To Choose the Best Facial Cleanser for Your Skin TypeWhen it comes to your cleanser, the product itself is more important than how much. Make sure you are using a gentle, chemical-free cleanser that rejuvenates and cleans skin without drying it out. Oversaturating skin with cleanser is not only wasting product but it doesn’t add any additional value to skin. One pump, or a dime-size amount, is all you need to gently cleanse face and neck. This will be enough to gently massage into skin and wash away excess debris and oils.

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How Much Exfoliator to Use

Quarter-size amount

Exfoliating skin is an essential part of a skincare routine for a more clear, luminous complexion. It not only keeps skin free from clogged pores and dead skin build-up but it also enhances the absorption of other skincare products. We recommend using a dime-to-quarter size amount of an exfoliating powder and gently massage in circular motions. If using a chemical exfoliant, we recommend using a thin layer all over face.

Did you know?  Long-term exfoliation can increase collagen production.

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How Much Mask to Use

Quarter-size amount

Although masks need a bit more product to get the job done, less is still often more. Slathering a thick layer on isn’t going to make it more effective. Apply a thin layer, roughly a quarter-size (or more depending on mask consistency), over the entire face and neck, leaving on according to directions. Masking 1-2 times a week, depending on your skin, can give dull, lifeless skin an immediate boost of hydration and nourishment.

How Much Toner to Use

Quarter-size amount

green tea facial toner mistWhen it comes to toners and essences, many rely on using a cotton round to apply, which can sometimes soak up some of the product before application.  We recommend spritzing (2-3 spritzes) over face or applying directly (dime to quarter size amount) to your hand, gently applying to face and neck.

How Much Serum to Use

Pea-size amount

As we have said, a little goes a long way and is very effective. Serums are potent concentrations which deliver high doses of actives to skin. Apply a pea-sized amount, or 2-3 drops, of serum while your skin is still damp from the toner. You only need a thin, sheer layer over face daily for optimal results.

How Much Eye Cream to Use

Grain of rice per eye

The undereye area is very thin and fragile so always be mindful when applying eye products not to be too vigorous. Dispensing product that is about the size of a grain of rice is all you need, patting gently into skin with your fingers.

The same applies for an eye serum. A grain of rice amount is enough for each eye, there is no need to drown skin.

How Much Moisturizer to Use

Nickel-size amount

How much moisturizer to use will depend on how thick and heavy it is. Applying too much moisturizer can actually clog pores and leave skin feeling greasy. A dime-to-nickel size amount is generally enough to cover the entire face and neck, using gentle upward circular motions.

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