Dissecting the Perfect Skin Care Dose

How often do you squeeze out your face wash or moisturizer and end up using just a bit too much, or way too much?  I normally just judge by what feels right, but truth is there is a formula and overuse can cause irritating side effects where as underuse can make your products seem like they're not effective.  I'm really impressed by a new Clearasil product that embraces technology to give you the perfect dose of face wash and spoke with Dr. Dendy Engelman to find out just how much of our skincare products we should be using. Clearasil's PerfectaWash distributes the perfect dose of salicylic acid face wash for each use so it takes out the guess work. When it comes to treating acne or using a face wash with salicylic acid in it, over use is the biggest problem.  But when you use too much, you dry out your skin causing it to produce more oil and therefore, more breakouts.  That's why dosage control is imperative.  All you do is run your hand under the dispenser and it acts like an automatic sink by distributing the perfect dose of face wash.  Genius!  You can get it now on Amazon and check out their FB page for other offers.  It launches in drugstores in a few months.

When it comes to the rest of your skin care, here's a break down of how much you should be using:

  • Serum - four drops
  • Eye cream - an orange seed sized amount between both eyes
  • Moisturizer - a grape sized amount depending on how oily your skin is
  • Retin A -  a green pea sized amount and dot it all over your face before rubbing it in
  • Daily SPF for face - a grape sized amount if it's not included in your moisturizer