Have you ever watched a beauty influencer video and noticed how much skincare product they apply? Then, you probably compare it to your own skincare routine and wonder, “Do I need to use that much?” It’s important to remember that most influencers have huge stashes of product and can afford to use a ton. Most influencers will never use all the products they buy or are gifted, and most likely many of the products expire long before they are touched.
But, the question is, is it even necessary to use that much?
Here’s how to know how much skincare is too much and what you should actually have in your collection:
Quality over quantity
Quality over quantity is key when it comes to skincare. It’s better to have a couple of high-quality products that actually make a difference than a bunch of mediocre products that won’t do much. If you’re looking to build or revamp your skincare routine, there’s a simple method you can use.
Stock up on basics
Always start with the basic three: cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF. These are the most important things to keep your redhead skin healthy and protected. If you’ve have those three down, you can start to add more. The fourth thing you want is an exfoliant. This might be built into your cleanser, or it might be separate. The next level of basics is about keeping your skin looking good. This includes eye cream, acne/blemish treatment, masks, and serums. Choose one of each and use them regularly.
Know the right amount to use per product
For your skincare items (cleanser, moisturizer and serum), you should only be using a dime size each time you apply. If you feel like you need more moisture, you can up your moisturizer to a quarter size.
For sunscreen, make sure your entire face is covered and of the body, make sure you’re applying a full-shot glass worth.
Excellent tips for keeping your skincare collection small and purposeful
- Don’t buy more until the ones you have are gone (or almost gone). Skincare does expire and having too much back-stock could lead to wasted money.
- Use methods like skin cycling to help make the most of the products you’re using.
- Don’t buy too much of a product. This keeps waste down and allows you to try something new when you’re out.
- Don’t fall for trendy skincare. That doesn’t mean you can’t be influenced or try new things, but make sure it has a purpose in your routine and you aren’t just using it because you saw it online.
- Add new items one at a time. Adding a new product to your routine can be good, but introduce them one at a time. This helps you know what’s wrong if you’re suffering from irritation.
Rock it like a Redhead!