Not sure if you’re using too little, or even too much, of your favourite skincare product? Then our guide is just what you need to find your products’ sweet spots and improve your results… And if you have been a bit heavy-handed and got through your HIGHBORN quickly, now's the time to stock up with 15% OFF this weekend only in our FLASH May Day Sale. Just head here or add discount code FLASH15 at checkout.
Do you love smothering your skin with oceans of moisturiser? Reckon that by applying more eye gel than advised, it’ll work on your lines and wrinkles faster... and better? Well, you could not be more wrong.
In actual fact, the general rule with skincare – sun protection aside – is less is more. Anything above and beyond could not only compromise the health of your skin, but is as good as pouring money down the drain. When you hear our Ambassadors say “a little goes a long way,” they couldn’t be more accurate.
If you’re not sure exactly how much of your trusted skincare products you should be applying, here’s a quick guide to some of your HIGHBORN favourites…
Crystal Cleanser comes with a handy pump making it super easy to use exactly the right amount. We recommend two pumps, which should be ideal to gently but effectively cleanse both your face and neck. If you’re also cleansing your décolletage, add an extra pump to this area, too.
Toners are often packaged in open-top bottles which makes it tricky to know how much to use. Diamond Toner, however, comes in a spray bottle, meaning you can control the amount you use and spritz it straight onto your skin, eliminating wasteful cotton wool. Two small spritzes should be just perfect. You don’t want your face dripping in toner!
Imperial Eye Gel
Always err on the side of caution with eye treatments as too much product can overload the thin, delicate skin around your eyes. Imperial Eye Gel is pumped full of natural, organic ingredients which are very kind to your skin, but still, no more than a pea-sized amount should be plenty to treat the skin around both of your eyes.
Pre-Eminent Beauty Serum
While Pre-Eminent Beauty Serum is extremely lightweight, it contains powerful active ingredients like fruit acids, retinol and vitamin C, so don’t use too much. A pea-sized amount – typically one pump – for your face and neck will do the job nicely. And again, if you like to smooth serum over your décolletage, use a tiny bit more, but don’t be too heavy-handed.
We know it’s tempting to scoop up the biggest amount of face cream from our jar of decadent Imperial Moisturiser, but trust us, a little goes a very long way. We recommend roughly the size of a £1 coin or enough to cover the tip of your middle finger to evenly moisturise your entire face and neck. The same goes for Night Elixir.
Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil
When it comes to our Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil one or two drops, warmed between the palms of your hands, will be the perfect amount to cover your entire face. Again, if you like to include your neck and décolletage, a third drop might be your sweet spot, but this exquisite oil is extremely precious, so don’t go mad or your skin will struggle to absorb any excess and you’ll be left wondering what all the hype is about!
Finally, 3 Golden Rules To Remember
1. Always Read Your Labels
Skincare packaging always includes instructions for use, so don’t dismiss them. These have been included for a reason; to inform you on how best to use your product for the most effective results. If a product recommends using one pump twice daily, switching it up to two pumps once a day is not going to give you the same results. It just won’t. In fact, it will likely set you back, leading to irritations, breakouts and even flakiness.
2. Know That Your Skin Type Shouldn’t Sway How Much You Use
If your skin is dry, applying double the amount of face cream is not going to give you more moisturised skin. In fact, it’s just wasteful. If you feel like your skin needs more moisturisation, you’ve most likely got the wrong product or could benefit from adding a pre-moisturising serum or facial oil to your routine, instead.
Similarly, if you have oily skin, don’t scrimp on face cream simply because the wrong formulation is making your skin feel weighed down with product. Switch to a lighter moisturiser, perhaps Organic Hydration Gel, and use the correct amount as directed. And don’t forget, a facial oil can actually help counteract overproduction of sebum, soo don’t fear it – try it and see.
3. Apply Excess Product To Your Hands Or Décolletage
If you do end up with too much moisturiser, serum or facial oil on your hands (it’s OK, it happens), apply any excess to your neck, décolletage, backs of your hands or elbows. In fact, any area of skin you can reach will love you for it!
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