How much product should I be applying?

I am never sure how much product to apply to my skin. When it comes to serums, moisturisers, eye creams and sunscreens, I always wonder whether I am applying too much or too little. What would you say is the right amount, and does it even matter at all?

how much of a product should I apply?

Dr Maureen Allem from Skin, Body & Health Renewal responds:

“Generally the answer to this question is going to differ from product to product. When purchasing a product, it is always a good idea to enquire of your therapist or doctor with regards to product application. As a general rule, as long as you are applying enough product to easily cover your face, neck and chest, without leaving a lot of excess that you have to wipe off, you should be alright. In some cases the amount of product that you apply really is important as the result is dependent on volume applied. For example, when applying your sunblock, you should use at least 5ml over your face and neck and chest to get the actual SPF value applicable on to your skin, otherwise you are not adequately protected for as long as what you may think you are.”

Do you have a skin-related question for Dr Allem? Ask it here.

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3 Responses

  1. This is such a good question! Sometimes I find that I put on too much night cream and it’s okay because it will sink in but day cream is trickier. I will follow the 5ml guide for sunblock.

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