Perfect Portions: How Much Product Do You Actually Need?

Perfect Portions: How Much Product Do You Actually Need?

Are you among the countless individuals who stand in front of their bathroom mirror every morning, trying to decipher just how much of each skincare product to use? The quest for that perfect glow often comes with a lot of uncertainty about portion sizes and concern that you're going to use too much of something nice at once, or not enough to make a difference. But fear not, for we're here to demystify every aspect of your morning skincare regimen!

P.S. to make it even easier, we've hyperlinked every heading to lead you straight to an incredible H&Z recommendation!

Let's break it down step by step:

  1. Oil Cleanser: The foundation of any skincare routine, the oil cleanser sets the stage by effectively removing dirt, makeup, and excess oils accumulated overnight. Generally, one pump from the H&Z bottle should be enough. Massage it onto your dry face and neck in gentle circular motions, then rinse with lukewarm water (or cold for an extra wake-up call!). 

  2. Gel Toner: This versatile product not only tones but hydrates your skin, prepping it for the subsequent steps. Since H&Z's Hydrating Gel Toner generous enough to be applied not only on your face but also your neck and décolletage, one-two pumps is recommended. Gently pat it into your skin until fully absorbed.

  3. Serum: Serums are concentrated formulations designed to target specific skincare concerns, such as hydration, brightening, or anti-ageing. A pea-sized amount should be adequate for your face, while an additional half-pea-sized amount can be used for your neck and décolletage (from the H&Z bottle that is about one pump total). Apply it evenly and allow it to sink in before moving on to the next step.

  4. Moisturiser and/or Face Oil: Moisturisers provide essential hydration and seal in the goodness of the products applied before them. Depending on your skin type and preference, choose either a moisturiser or a face oil (or layer them). Some moisturisers require a little bit more product but if opting for H&Z's Face the Day Crème, a dime-sized amount should be perfect! If using a face oil, remember that a little goes a long way – only a couple of drops are needed. Warm the oil between your palms and gently press it onto your skin.

  5. Sunscreen: The holy grail of skincare, sunscreen is non-negotiable, even on cloudy days! For adequate protection, apply 'two fingers worth' or a third of a teaspoon to your face, ensuring even coverage. Don't forget to extend this protection to your neck, ears, and any other exposed areas!

Remember, consistency is key when it comes to skincare. Following these portion guidelines will not only help you make the most of your products but also ensure that your skin receives the care and protection it deserves. So, go ahead, embrace your morning skincare routine with confidence, knowing that you've got the portions just right!

If you would like to read more about our products, check out our ingredient highlight on the incredible powerhouse: Kiwifruit Extract (featured in our award-winning Hydrating Gel Toner)!