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Can you use too many skincare products?

Can you use too many skincare products?

Can you use too many skincare products?

Yes, there is a such thing as using too many skin care products. It’s tempting to apply a thick layer of cleanser, extra moisturizer and different face oils, but how can you tell when you’re overdoing it? A routine that is simple and effective, perfectly suited to your skin type, that is the secret to a healthy and radiant face. We'll tell you the perfect dose of each product and how to keep your routine limited and balanced.

Yes, there is a such thing as using too many skin care products. It’s tempting to apply a thick layer of cleanser, extra moisturizer and different face oils, but how can you tell when you’re overdoing it? A routine that is simple and effective, perfectly suited to your skin type, that is the secret to a healthy and radiant face. We'll tell you the perfect dose of each product and how to keep your routine limited and balanced.

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Cleanser

Whether it’s morning or night, you always start your routine with cleansing your face. Because you want to completely remove make-up and other dirt before going to bed or starting your day. If you use too much cleanser, there is a chance that your skin will dry out. Therefore, use an amount the size of a 5 euro cent coin for a gel or oily cleanser. For milky or foamy substances, the size of a 2 euro coin is the ideal amount.


Cleanser

Whether it’s morning or night, you always start your routine with cleansing your face. Because you want to completely remove make-up and other dirt before going to bed or starting your day. If you use too much cleanser, there is a chance that your skin will dry out. Therefore, use an amount the size of a 5 euro cent coin for a gel or oily cleanser. For milky or foamy substances, the size of a 2 euro coin is the ideal amount. 


Toner

You use a toner after cleansing the face to prepare your skin for the next step in your routine. Consider a toner as being the primer of your skin care and therefore the first important leave-on product after cleansing to strengthen the skin’s barrier and balance pH levels. A bottle of toner often contains a high concentration of active ingredients, which means that less is more. You can apply a spray toner directly to the skin or on a cotton ball - 3 to 4 pumps or sprays is sufficient.


Toner

You use a toner after cleansing the face to prepare your skin for the next step in your routine. Consider a toner as being the primer of your skin care and therefore the first important leave-on product after cleansing to strengthen the skin’s barrier and balance pH levels. A bottle of toner often contains a high concentration of active ingredients, which means that less is more. You can apply a spray toner directly to the skin or on a cotton ball - 3 to 4 pumps or sprays is sufficient.


Serum

Because the effect of a serum is usually only visible after a few months, it is tempting to use too much. However, this does not speed up the process. In fact, it will only backfire. Serums are often very concentrated with a high percentage of active ingredients, so you don't need a lot of them. A small dot is sufficient and with liquid products, three drops are enough.


Serum

Because the effect of a serum is usually only visible after a few months, it is tempting to use too much. However, this does not speed up the process. In fact, it will only backfire. Serums are often very concentrated with a high percentage of active ingredients, so you don't need a lot of them. A small dot is sufficient and with liquid products, three drops are enough.


If you apply too much, the product will pill on your skin.

If you apply too much, the product will pill on your skin.

If you apply too much, the product will pill on your skin.

Day and night cream

Every day your face is exposed to the sun, but also to the wind, cold and air pollution. So, a moisturizer containing SPF is a must to protect your skin against external influences, such as the sun. But don't apply too much, because your skin can only absorb a certain amount of product at a time. Excess cream will simply sit on the top layer of your skin, making the product pill on the skin instead of being absorbed. The rule? The size of a 1 euro coin is the ideal amount to rub your face and neck.

 

A night cream contains no protection factor and is often richer in texture. These creams not only moisturize the skin, but also stimulate the skin repair process while you sleep. Therefore, use a night cream only in the evening and do not forget to also apply on the neck.


Day and night cream

Every day your face is exposed to the sun, but also to the wind, cold and air pollution. So, a moisturizer containing SPF is a must to protect your skin against external influences, such as the sun. But don't apply too much, because your skin can only absorb a certain amount of product at a time. Excess cream will simply sit on the top layer of your skin, making the product pill on the skin instead of being absorbed. The rule? The size of a 1 euro coin is the ideal amount to rub your face and neck.

 

A night cream contains no protection factor and is often richer in texture. These creams not only moisturize the skin, but also stimulate the skin repair process while you sleep. Therefore, use a night cream only in the evening and do not forget to also apply on the neck.


Eye cream

The skin around your eyes is very thin and fragile and requires different care than other areas of your face. After using a day or night cream, apply an eye care product the size of a grain of rice per eye. Again, an overdose does more harm than good because of the often highly concentrated formulas. Gently dab the eye cream into the skin.


Eye cream

The skin around your eyes is very thin and fragile and requires different care than other areas of your face. After using a day or night cream, apply an eye care product the size of a grain of rice per eye. Again, an overdose does more harm than good because of the often highly concentrated formulas. Gently dab the eye cream into the skin.


SPF

A day cream with SPF offers sufficient protection against UV radiation on most days, but on sunny days a sunscreen is important. We recently listed 5 truths and myths about sunscreen for you, so you know that if there is one product with a clearly defined dose, it is sunscreen. Experts recommend applying 2 milligrams per square centimeter of skin. Umm.. what? This is about 1 teaspoon for your face and neck!


SPF

A day cream with SPF offers sufficient protection against UV radiation on most days, but on sunny days a sunscreen is important. We recently listed 5 truths and myths about sunscreen for you, so you know that if there is one product with a clearly defined dose, it is sunscreen. Experts recommend applying 2 milligrams per square centimeter of skin. Umm.. what? This is about 1 teaspoon for your face and neck!


The most important thing? See what works for you, and opt for a good basic skin care. Also when that entails a shorter, more simple routine. Curious about our skincare collection? View all skincare in our shop and opt for a beauty routine that suits your skin type. 


The most important thing? See what works for you, and opt for a good basic skin care. Also when that entails a shorter, more simple routine. Curious about our skincare collection? View all skincare in our shop and opt for a beauty routine that suits your skin type. 


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