One or two pumps? A quantity equivalent to a 10-cent or 25-cent coin? Find out how much skin care and hair care products to use to ensure their effectiveness... and to maximize the number of applications!
On your face
We tend to use a lot of face cleanser because many of us incorrectly believe that the more foam there is, the more efficient it is. It’s good to know that a dollop of gel the size of a quarter is enough to get rid of the impurities on your face.
If you use a product that comes in a pump bottle, you only need to pump it once.
Face serums are concentrated products that are a key ally in the fight against small imperfections. To cover your face, you only need a pea-sized quantity that you will dab on your face. But make sure to avoid the area around your eyes.
Eye contour cream
When it comes to your eyes, you want to make sure to use just the right amount of product. In fact, too much oily substances on your eyelids can alter your makeup and create bags under your eyes. Use a pea-sized dab of product for each eye.
After giving enough time to your serum to penetrate your skin, apply your moisturizing product. The amount you should use day and night is about equivalent to a nickel. Add a bit more to cover your neck.
No matter what season it is, sunscreen is an essential product. Unfortunately, many of us do not apply enough. In fact, SPF 15 can quickly become SPF 5 if you use too little. To get the SPF advertised on the product and adequately protect your skin, apply a dab the size of a grape on your face and a golf ball-sized amount on the rest of your body.
In the shower
The amount of foam does not necessarily indicate how efficient the product is. To remove sebum on your hair scalp, apply a dollop of shampoo that’s equivalent to a bubble-gum ball for thin hair and an avocado pit for thicker hair.
To hydrate your tips without weighing them down, use an amount that’s about the size of a quarter from your ears to your hair tips if you have thin hair. If your locks are thick, you can use an amount that’s equivalent to a golf ball.
To avoid greasy hair once you step out of the shower, you can use a dab that’s about the size of a few apple seeds if your hair is thin. Those with a thicker mane can use a quantity of oil that’s equivalent to a nickel.
Makeup Trial program
Thanks to the Makeup Trial program, you can test the products before you buy them. That way, you’ll avoid collecting unused jars in your bathroom. Find out about free trials by talking to your Jean Coutu cosmetician: she’ll give you a free trial kit that includes a sample as well as a personalized beauty overview to help you make informed beauty decisions.