Skin Care by Robyn

I always tell my clients how much product to use. Using too much is a waste of product and can irritate the skin. But not using enough will not give you the results you want.


Your cleanser will last a long time if used correctly. Most of my cleansers are so concentrated that a pea size is just enough to clear away dirt, makeup, and excess oil and leave your skin refreshed and renewed. Rinsing well after its use is important too.


This one is easy. Just enough to moisten a cotton pad, typically three to four pumps from the bottle. I always recommend using cotton rounds for toner. Cotton balls waste product.


The optimum amount will differ depending on whether or not you include your neck and décolleté and the eyedrop dispenser can make it a little difficult to know exactly how much you’re using, but four to five drops is a good guideline. Some serums for the eye and lip area you don’t need that much. Follow my directions. More isn’t always better when products are formulated properly.


According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “most people only apply 25-50 percent of the recommended amount of sunscreen.” Use enough to generously cover all parts of your body that will be exposed. Don’t forget the backs of hands, tops of feet, and ears. The average person needs about one ounce, the equivalent of a shot glass, of sunscreen. Adjust for your body size and err on the side of too much rather than not enough. Take care cover uniformly without missing any areas and reapply every two hours and immediately after swimming or sweating.

Active Products

Many times my clients try to use too much of their active products like retinol, mandelic and benzoyl peroxide. In the case, more is NOT BETTER and can be very drying on the skin. My products are formulated properly to use just the right amount. Follow my directions and your skin will glow. Use too much, hoping they will work faster, will only irritate the skin.


My advice is to use as much as you need. I get my clients to layer their moisturizers under and over their other skincare products, especially in the winter. Lighter moisturizers as great in warmer weather but in winter, I might need to move over to a cream.


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