Experts Reveal What Amount Should Be Used for Different Beauty Products
We use different kinds of beauty products every day, but few of us know how much we really need to use. Beauticians and skin experts insist that size does matter: using too much can lead to health problems, and too little will probably give no effect at all.
We at Bright Side found out exactly how much of these beauty products we need to apply in order to get the best results.
10. Exfoliating scrub
Exfoliation is crucial for clear and youthful skin. The process of removing dead cells improves the effectiveness of other skin products. Once you remove the topmost layer of skin, your cream and serum can penetrate more deeply. However, using too much can lead to unwanted results such as burning and irritation.
Recommended amount: one Hershey’s Kiss
9. Foaming cleanser
Cleaning your face is one of the basics of good skin hygiene. A cleanser can act as a makeup remover, pore cleaner, or just a face wash. There are a lot of options you can choose from, but if you decide to go with a foaming cleanser, you should know exactly how much to use. It foams automatically in your hand, so be careful not to overuse it.
Recommended amount: one golf ball
8. Facial serum
If you have oily skin, you can try using skin care serums as a lighter alternative to creams and lotions. Unlike thicker products, a serum absorbs more quickly and doesn’t form a barrier on your skin. Due to the high concentration of active ingredients, a facial serum is one of the most expensive beauty products. Another good reason to know exactly how much is enough!
Recommended amount: a pea
7. Spot treatment
Women who come across the problem of dark pigmented spots on their faces usually try every anti-spot beauty procedure available and use spot treatment too much. Keep in mind that spots should be examined by a trained professional. But if you decide to give your new spot treatment another try, remember the correct amount.
Recommended amount: one M&M
6. Night cream
For many, applying night cream is one of the most important nighttime beauty rituals. Taking into consideration all the benefits of this popular beauty product, it seems like there’s no such thing as overusing it. But there is! And some of the results include clogged pores, blackheads, and oily skin.
Recommended amount: one mini Snickers
We all know that sunscreen has a lot of benefits. Apart from preventing sunburn, it also works as a shield against harmful UV rays, lowering skin cancer risks and preventing premature aging. To be sure you’re protected, remember to use a sunblock that comes with a minimum SPF of 30.
Recommended amount: one big grape for each body part
4. Face lotion
Applying face lotion is a great way to moisturize your skin and help it look fresh and radiant. It can be used as an alternative to night creams that might feel greasier than lotions. Apply to damp skin to get better results.
Recommended amount: one big hazelnut
Whether you wash your hair every day or once a week, you should know that using too little or too much shampoo has benefits and disadvantages. Always try to stick to the following rule: for thick medium-length and long hair, it’s enough to use the walnut portion.
Recommended amount: one walnut
Every day, we expose our hair to natural weathering, and we use hot tools and too many hair products. As a result, we get dry, frizzy, damaged hair. But, luckily, there’s another beauty product at women’s disposal: hair conditioner. It can give a hydrating and smoothing effect to your hair, leaving it silky and shiny.
Recommended amount: a cherry (for medium-length hair)
1. Shower gel
A gentle scent on your skin, that amazing feeling of freshness, moisturizing or exfoliating effects…those are just some of the benefits a shower gel can give you. Many of us use this product every time we have a shower, but since shower gel comes in a liquid form, it’s very easy to overuse it.
Recommended amount: a quarter
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