A dermatologist has revealed exactly how much of each skin product you should apply to your face and why using too much or too little is contributing to your breakouts.
British skin expert Dr. Sam Bunting shared a helpful image about her Instagram page shows how much sunscreen, serum, moisturizer, cleanser, eye cream and night cream to apply.
She said if you use too little, you “don’t see the benefits you could reap,” while if you use too much, you “run the risk of getting irritated by actives and wasting your money.”
A dermatologist (Dr. Sam Bunting) has revealed exactly how much of each skin product you should slather on your face and why using too much or too little is contributing to your breakouts
British skin expert Dr Sam Bunting shared a handy chart showing how much sunscreen, serum, moisturizer, cleanser, eye cream and night cream you should apply (pictured)
When it comes to sunscreen, which you should apply every day, even when it’s cloudy, Dr. Sam to use two finger lengths on your face.
Dr. Sam said you should opt for a broad-spectrum product that blocks both the sun’s UVA and UVB rays—and make sure you don’t forget the less thought-provoking areas like behind your ears and your neck.
A fingertip is enough for a moisturizer, and the same goes for day and night serums.
“If you’re doing a cleanse, I recommend using a two-pound or 50-cent coin at most,” said Dr. Sam.
Finally, with eye cream, you only need a pea-sized amount: “Think petit pois baby peas,” added Dr. Sam to it.
According to Dr. Sam (pictured), if you want to look your best on vacation, you need to have a good holiday skincare regimen two weeks in advance.
Thousands who saw the post were shocked by her advice, with many saying in particular that they don’t use enough sunscreen:
“Holy sh*t, I really don’t use enough sunscreen, but then why do brands sell 50ml sunscreen for the face,” one commenter wrote.
Another added: “If I used that much it would just sit on my skin and/or make it break out (yes, even if I DID apply thin layers and really try to work it in).” added another.
Skincare expert and celebrity-loved expert Dr. Sam Bunting (pictured) shared exactly how she gets her skin ‘holiday ready’ and what products she can’t leave home without
Earlier, Dr. Sam Bunting shared exactly how she gets her skin ‘holiday ready’ and which products she doesn’t leave the house without.
If you want to look radiant on your vacation, according to Dr. Sam, you need to have a good holiday skincare regimen two weeks in advance.
She starts with Neostrata Lotion Plus 15%, which she uses twice a day until her journey.
The dermatologist swears this helps to “minimize that rough bumpiness that can appear on thighs and backs of arms.”
In addition to the Neostrata Lotion, Dr. Sam that she also mists Sesderma Azelac Lotion all over her face and applies St Tropez’s Gradual Tan Mousse for a gradual and subtle glow.
“I use it with a glove for a few days to take off that milky blue Irish thing I have on my legs,” she said in a video on the subject.
Your holiday skin care doesn’t stop once you board your plane.
Dr. In fact, Sam said it should only increase at this point.
“If I’m going on an overnight flight, say to Thailand, I pack everything I need to survive the ordeal of air travel — which means dry air that will encourage breakouts,” she said.
In the dermatologist’s bag of tricks, Dr. Sam said she includes “basics” like cotton pads, cotton swabs, and a baby bottle of Bioderma micellar water, which she decants to take with her.
“I always remove a touch of makeup as soon as I board the plane,” said Dr. Sam.
After this, she uses a strong moisturizer to make sure she has plenty of hydration on board. For this, Dr Sam prefers her own Dr Sam Flawless Moisturiser.
She even said that every time she wakes up on board she touches her skin and feels that her skin isn’t as hydrated as it used to be.
“I don’t interrupt my nightly routine for anything,” Dr. Sam added — meaning she’ll also be bringing a retinoid on board to keep her skin looking its best.
Typically for this, Dr Sam said she will be using Dr Sam’s Flawless Nightly Serum.
To keep her lips hydrated, she relies on Bioderma Atoderm Lip Stick.
Provided you’ve “applied your moisturizer like a devil,” Dr. Sam said you should “look braver than you did when you left” once you land at your destination.
To make sure the holiday glow lasts, she swears by a “little dab of light makeup” upon landing.
The best products to use in this capacity are Nars’ famous Radiant Creamy Concealer, Stila’s Convertible Color blush, Lipstick Queen Nothing But The Truth lipstick and Kevyn Aucoin’s Brunette Eyebrow Pencil to fill in her brows.
“I usually travel with cream textures — I usually find them easier both on the plane and on arrival,” said Dr. Sam.