Since skin care products can run into money, you need to get all their worth and maximizing what they can do for you. Sometimes, we just slap on our day or night creams without much thought as how much we should be using. However, you may be overusing or under using those products and receiving less of those skin benefits you need. Therefore, you should try the following recommended amounts to help your wallet and skin thrive.
All you need of your day cream is enough to cover
your face and neck. Squeeze or dig out about an inch size amount in the
palm of your hand should do the trick.
Night creams are richer and more concentrated
skin creams. Thus, you need less. Depending on the formula, you may
want anywhere from a 3/4-inch size or 1/2-inch circle of the product in your
hand to do the job.
To further make those moisturizing creams or
lotions more effective, you also need to start applying them to your freshly
washed skin while it's still damp. What's important is getting that day or
night cream on within three or four minutes. By doing so, you will seal in
the moisture and better help feeding your skin those nourishing ingredients.
Another way to get more action out of those
products is to massage them in your skin for about 20 seconds or so. This
little trick will get your blood moving as it boosts circulation and helps push
that product into your skin. Finish by lightly tapping the treated area
with the pads of your fingers for about five or six times to get those products
Finally, you need to be careful where you store
your skin care products to keep them effective. Keep them out of direct
sunlight, the bathroom, or near the heat will prolong their life.
always check that you close the lids and screw them tightly. Otherwise,
you risk the product to oxidation and allow some ingredients to start breaking
down in potency.
With a little extra care, your skin care products
should serve you better!