How Much Of Your Skincare Products Should You Be Using?

How Much Of Your Skincare Products Should You Be Using?

In the world of skincare and cosmetics, it isn’t only about which products you’re putting on your face. Obviously, you want to use products that are efficacious and beneficial for your skin. However, many people don’t consider how much you actually need to apply to your face. Despite what you might see online or in a beauty ad, you don’t really need that much of your product to get the maximum benefits out of it. One, quality skincare products can be pricey sometimes, so you wouldn’t want to waste product by using half the bottle every night, right? Secondly, some products, depending on the strength of their ingredients, may only require a very tiny amount for application {like retinol!}. Today, our team is sharing some simple guidelines to live by in the skincare application world, namely, how much of your skincare products you should be using. Ready to change your skincare routine? Keep reading…

How Much Of Your Skincare Products Should You Be Using?


This is a product we find most people will waste quite easily. Who doesn’t want their face to be squeaky clean, and who isn’t willing to use however much cleanser it takes to get there? Well, surprise here: you only need about a dime-sized amount. If you’re concerned that your cleanser won’t clean your makeup or impurities off properly, it might be good to consider double-cleansing.


Same goes with your exfoliator, especially if it’s a physical one. More isn’t always better. Using a small amount and gently applying that product to your face is definitely getting the job done, even if the results aren’t immediate.


Here’s where you need to practice a little restraint. Serums are supposed to have higher concentrations of particular ingredients than any other portion of your routine. Their purpose is to help target specific skin-related issues you’re trying to correct, like uneven skin tone, discoloration, or acne. It’s best to use a smaller amount. Depending on the product, like retinol for example, you run of the risk of irritating your skin more, so always start with a pea-sized amount to be safe.


While moisturizers come in a variety of consistencies, your best bet is to use a nickel-sized amount on your face, neck, and decolletage to lock in hydration and moisture after your treatments.

Eye Cream

Another common mistake we see people make? Using far too much eye cream. Many eye creams are formulated a little thicker to moisturize and protect the thin and delicate eye area, so you really don’t need much to get the job done. Furthermore, eye creams have a tendency to be on the pricier side because they can be more concentrated. Using an amount about the size of a rice grain should be plenty for your eyes to work with.

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XO Team LC

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