Frugal? Sensible? Wise. Here’s how to get the most from your skincare...
You’re probably pretty savvy when it comes to knowing what products go where and do what, but do you really know what quantities you should be using?
It seems like a no-brainer, but while you’re slathering on your moisturiser each morning, you might be using way more than you need and wasting it.
It turns out there’s an art to the formula of face care and less really is more…
Read: Best Cleansers…
Fake Tan = the size of a Berroca
Moisturiser = the size of a contact lens
Serum = the size of a coffee bean
Scrub = the size of an almond
Cleanser = the size of a water bottle cap
Sun cream = the size of a chocolate button
Mask = the size of a strawberry
Face oil = the size of a pumpkin seed
Eye cream = the size of a grain of rice
…And What To Use
Olay Hydration + SPF15 2 in 1 Lightweight Lotion, £5.99
A moisturiser with a built-in SPF is essential, as I spend a lot of time in the sun. Olay’s antioxidant-rich hydrator has been keeping my skin soft, smooth and protected from UVA/UVB damage.
Lydia Thompson, Beauty Editor
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, £30
My skin can be quite sensitive at times so I’ve been using the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser that both cleanses and calms irritated skin. It’s super gentle –even on your eyes – and smells like cucumber.
Chloe Burcham, Deputy Beauty Editor
Odacite Eye Contour Serum Concentrate (Baobab + Sarsaparilla), £33, available at Cult Beauty
Swap your eye cream for this nourishing oil. It contains a blend of vitamins and hydrating plant extracts. I use it every night and swear it keeps fine lines at bay.
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Gabrielle Dyer, Beauty Writer @GabyDyerr
By Gabrielle Dyer