How Much Product do you really need?

Posted: October 27, 2013 By: Comment: 0

This is a great guide for product usage most people use too much, this helpful guide can save you money.

Using more product than needed doesn’t necessarily do more good for your complexion (not to mention the harm done to your wallet every time you cash another night cream). To save you from a lifetime of superfluous slathering, we’ve complied your beauty serving size guide. Trust us, this is one diet you’ll definitely be on board with.

Skin Care Products


Serving size: a hazelnut

Most face washes go further than you think, especially cleansers that foam. Foam can cover a lot ground so a dollop about the size of a hazelnut is all you need. For cream cleansers you can up the serving size slightly because creams don’t go as far.


Serving size: two raisins  

If your moisturizer has SPF you certainly don’t want to skimp, but you can always add more. Start with an amount equal to about two raisins and begin the application in the areas you need moisture most. Add another raisin if two doesn’t cover it.

Eye Cream

Serving size: one pine nut per eye

One pine nut per eye will cover the entire eye area. Pat about three-fourths of the cream under your bottom lashes from the outer corner to the inner corner. Pat the remaining cream from crease to brow bone.

Night Cream

Serving size: a blueberry
If you’re slathering on a thick layer of cream every night, you’re wasting precious product. A blueberry-sized amount is really all you need. (If you live in a particularly dry climate, you may want to use a little more in the winter.) You could also be wasting product if you’re not allowing the moisturizer to sink in. Wait at least five minutes before turning in, or all that product is just going to end up on your pillowcase.

Retinol and Serum

Serving size: a pea
Retinols and serums are not only fluid, but highly concentrated too. That means you don’t need much to get the skin benefits. A pea-size squirt may seem puny, but it’s plenty. Using too much of anything with potent anti-aging ingredients can irritate the skin.


Serving size: one grape per body part
This is probably the only product that you’re not using enough of. More is more when it comes to sun protection. Use one grape of sunscreen to cover your face (don’t forget the ears!) and neck, one grape for your torso, and one grape per arm and leg.

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