When you start to build a skincare routine, one of the most common questions that get asked is: “Am I using the right amount of skincare product?”. Take a chill pill, and let’s learn step by step with myeppo.
Before you delve deep into this guide, you should first read ‘Everything You Need to Know to ‘Start Your First Skincare Routine‘ about your ‘Skin Type‘ and ‘How to Series‘.
When you are done reading all of the guides, congratulations, you’re one step away from creating a perfect skincare routine to achieve your dreamy skin goals.
There is no exact science behind how much of your skincare products you should be using. It’s even more confusing because some products don’t clearly label how much product you should apply to your skin. Instead, it is stated as “lather by pouring a small amount”, “apply”, or “dispense”. But there are some general rules of thumb.
Since we all have different skin types, face sizes, and other factors regarding this topic, myeppo decided to create a general guideline on how much skincare product to use that is appropriate for your skin, make it Malaysian way.
The cleanser is the first step in a skincare routine. We use it to get rid of dirt, impurities and makeup that has built up over the day before moving on to the next step. A thorough cleanse is needed to achieve a good base.
So, use an amount the size of a 50 sen coin, or roughly, an amount that can fill your fingertip to your first knuckle. Then, lather it between your hands and apply it to the face.
In ‘Skincare School: How to Use a Facial Cleanser‘, we also mentioned that one pump should get the job done for foaming cleansers that come in pump bottles.
Toners are typically the second step of a skincare routine after cleansing. The primary goal is to remove the very last traces of makeup, dirt and oil that could be still left on the skin after cleansing.
For toners, apply two to three drops on a cotton pad, bare hands and DIY sheet mask and gently apply them to your face.
One of the main benefits of face toner is that it can balance your skin pH levels, which preps your skin to better absorb the active ingredients from the serums and creams.
Serum is typically the third step of a skincare routine – after cleansing and toning. This step plays a vital role in delivering hyper-concentrated active ingredients to address specific skin concerns.
How much serum to use? If a dropper is provided, two drops or roughly the size of a 20 sen coin should be enough for your whole face.
Many different serums on the market execute many other functions—from hydration to skin brightening. Learn more about it here ‘Skincare School: How to Apply Face Serums‘.
Moisturisers commonly come in cream or gel form, and it’s applied to “seal everything in”.
Scoop—squish—pump an almond amount of moisturiser with designated spatulas. Then, you can try to apply the moisturiser either with the dabbing or patting method.
Moisturisers have larger molecules, and they penetrate the skin as deeply and quickly as serum. But it’s great acting as the first line of defence on your skin. To know more about moisturiser, read more ‘Skincare School: How to Apply Facial Moisturiser’.
It’s very important not just to wear sunscreen, but to use the right amount of sunscreen. Using too little and you might not be getting the UV ray blocking protection that your skin needs, especially in our high UV ray climate.
There are two ways to apply sunscreen on your whole face, neck, tops of ears and chest. To be exact, it’s around 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon which estimated roughly two-finger lengths.
Just do a peace sign and squeeze the product in the two separate lines and spread it equally, and start working it in evenly.
If you want to know the difference between sunscreen and sunblock, read more in ‘Skincare School: How to Apply Face Sunscreen’.
Remember, you need to reapply the same amount of sunscreen every two hours to ensure the appropriate amount of sun protection that can be lost the whole day!.
How about starting your skincare journey by knowing your skin type with myeppo skin quiz? After five minutes with 14 questions, you can begin building a skincare routine and putting on a certain amount without any worries.