Do you run out of skin care products quickly? Feel like you don't receive the full benefits? When you apply too much, or in the incorrect order, you can do your skin (and your wallet) harm. Read on to learn the correct skin care routine order and how much skin care is too much.
The structure of your skin is built to only absorb a limited amount of active ingredients.
"Applying too much product can inhibit proper penetration, leading to less effective results. Depending on the product chosen, a light application is beneficial. It allows the skin to use these active ingredients quickly and easily. If applied too heavy it can lead to an undesirable effect, like breakouts or irritation." – Barbara Arnoux, Bioelements Educator and licensed medical esthetician
Even if the specific product doesn't irritate your skin or cause breakouts, any excess product will sit on top of the skin and evaporate, which wastes your money! When you use high quality, professional grade skin care, like Bioelements, you don't need to glob on large amounts. Less is more when there's a high concentration of active ingredients.
The sequence in which you apply your skin care also plays a key role in its effectiveness. For example, if you apply a heavy moisturizer before you apply a lightweight serum, the majority of the serum's active ingredients will evaporate before reaching the skin, which renders the serum less beneficial.
But how much skin care is too much? And what are the right skin care routine steps?
Scroll down to see our guide to the perfect skin care routine order and the amount of each product you should use.