Happy Tuesday Gorgeous!

Today, I wanted to focus on how much product you’re using, which is a topic that I feel rarely gets discussed. Prior to seeing me, few of my clients know that the amount of any given product that you apply to your skin, or for that matter, the number of products in your daily skincare routine, can actually affect the efficacy of the formulas. As I mentioned last week, the fall season calls for a different protocol for your skin that typically involves a heavier focus on locking in moisture and keeping skin hydrated. However, there needs to be balance between loading up on moisture and using the correct amount of product to avoid damaging your skin. Here are my tips for using the right amount of product:

There is such a thing as too much a good thing when it comes to skincare. In the same way that one can over-exfoliate, causing dryness and irritation, one can over-moisturize, using more product than needed, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. When it comes to moisturizer, all you need is a dollop the size of a pea to cover your entire face and neck, especially if you’re applying it over a serum (which I suggest during the cooler months of the year). I love this infographic from the Huffington Post that helps you understand how much of each kind of product to use. Being mindful of the amount of each product you use will help to prevent your skin from being weighed down.
In the past, I’ve talked about the order of your skincare ritual, which is an important part of taking care of your skin properly. However, there is such a thing as having too many steps in your skincare routine. Layering many products with active ingredients over one another can be harsh for sensitive skin. In fact, applying multiple serums and creams to your face can actually lessen the effectiveness of each formula. To avoid irritating your skin and to get the most out of any given product, I suggest sticking to a simpler routine, especially at night when your skin repairs itself and gets to breathe. After cleansing, I recommend applying a spray of toner, such as my Chamomile Toner, and following with a serum, such as my Black Currant Serum. Finally, apply a teeny bit of eye cream, such as Alchimie Forever’s Tightening Eye Gel.

Knowing that my skin is my largest organ, I’ve always treated it kindly.  This mindset has allowed me to nourish my skin with the best, natural ingredients, which are not always the cheapest options.  However, I think of natural skincare products as an investment in my health and wellness.  Additionally, when you consider how long a good moisturizer, such as my Dry Skin Moisturizer, will last you when you use the correct amount for each application, it’s easier to justify the expenditure.  A jar of my moisturizer can easily last me at 6 months.  Essentially, paying attention to the amount that you’re using of a product, helps out both your skin and your wallet, allowing you to get more bang for your buck.

Do you pay attention to the portion of skincare products you apply to your skin?  Have you ever thought about how using fewer products and applying less of each of them can actually benefit your skin and bank account?  Let me know if you try out my suggestions and how they keep your skin glowing and radiant while allowing you to spend less on skincare!

I would like to thank you so much for reading and so generously sharing!  It’s always great sharing these amazing tips with you all!

With all my love,

Cecilia​​​​​​​

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