We live in a “more is better” culture, but when it comes to skin care (especially skin care with active ingredients), you probably apply too much. There are negative consequences when you apply too much product to your skin, both physically and financially. Keep reading to learn how you can get the best results from your skin care.
Why Too Much Product is Bad
At best, applying too much skin care product can be ineffective and at worst it can be harmful to your skin.
- Applying too much product can inhibit proper penetration, leading to less effective results. If the product is highly concentrated or has strong active ingredients, you can actually damage the skin by applying too much.
- If applied too heavy it can lead to an undesirable effect, like breakouts or irritation.
For example, if you use too much cleanser and don’t rinse it off all the way it could lead to irritation. If you apply too much of a facial mask it can impair its performance (especially if it needs to dry completely).
- Even if you’re using a very mild formula that doesn’t result in irritation, your skin will only absorb a certain amount of product. The excess skin care will sit on top of your skin without being absorbed and will eventually evaporate or rub off. This wastes product and money.
When you choose high quality, professional grade skin care, like Skin Script Rx, you don’t need to apply a heavy layer of product or use a large amount.
Skin Care Amount Guidelines