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How Many Skincare Products Is Too Many?

How Many Skincare Products Is Too Many?

My skincare routine has gotten increasingly complicated over the last few weeks. I've added a couple of things that I really want to try, but now I'm using seven products every night before bed. For the sake of my sanity, and my skin, things can't go on this way. I've got to make a few painful cuts before things get totally out of control. What about you? How many products do you all use to care for your skin (makeup does not count. Otherwise I'd be waaaay up in the double digits)? And how many is just way too many?

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BeamerCG BeamerCG 6 years
Wow, I didn't realized I used so much (7 products!). The separate eye and face items really adds up.
EllaB EllaB 6 years
I'm so jealous of all of you who can wash and go. Like oni1, I've tried cutting back, but I'm happy to finally find a regimen that keeps my skin clear. In the morning, it's just wash with PanOxyl and apply Neutrogena moisturizer. In the evenings, there's olive oil cleanser, exfoliant or a glycolic scrub 3x a week, eye cream, retin-A, and an additional moisturizer in the winter (or when my skin feels tight). Whew. It's a lot, but it doesn't really take much time, since I've gotten so used to it!
EllaB EllaB 6 years
I'm so jealous of all of you who can wash and go. Like oni1, I've tried cutting back, but I'm happy to finally find a regimen that keeps my skin clear. In the morning, it's just wash with PanOxyl and apply Neutrogena moisturizer. In the evenings, there's olive oil cleanser, exfoliant or a glycolic scrub 3x a week, eye cream, retin-A, and an additional moisturizer in the winter (or when my skin feels tight). Whew. It's a lot, but it doesn't really take much time, since I've gotten so used to it!
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 6 years
Neutrogena deep clean cream cleanser followed by oil of olay beauty fluid. That's it.
oni1 oni1 6 years
depends on what is going on with my skin that day acne free face washes-1 w salicylic acid, another w benzoyl peroxide b peroxide gel 2x a day peter thomas roth sulfur mask about every other day eye cream daily face cream daily a salicylic/lactic chemical peel about every week a benzoyl mask/wash for spot treatment i've tried to do less, but if i don't keep on top of it my skin breaks out terribly.
oni1 oni1 6 years
depends on what is going on with my skin that dayacne free face washes-1 w salicylic acid, another w benzoyl peroxideb peroxide gel 2x a daypeter thomas roth sulfur mask about every other dayeye cream dailyface cream dailya salicylic/lactic chemical peel about every weeka benzoyl mask/wash for spot treatmenti've tried to do less, but if i don't keep on top of it my skin breaks out terribly.
ren_kr ren_kr 6 years
night: face wash, and moisturizer and spot treat blemishes morning: rinse with water and moisturize I wish i could be even more low maintenance, but I've been having lots of skin sensitivity to many products probably due to abusing myself with loads of different products in college.
ren_kr ren_kr 6 years
night: face wash, and moisturizer and spot treat blemishesmorning: rinse with water and moisturizeI wish i could be even more low maintenance, but I've been having lots of skin sensitivity to many products probably due to abusing myself with loads of different products in college.
care0531 care0531 6 years
I use a Kinerase set that has 1 wash to use in the am and pm and then 2 different mouisterizers for night and day. Their daytime mouisterizer has an SPF 50 and I spent a day on a boat and didn't get any sun it works really well! Then I have a weekly orange peel mask that I do. So its very simple and works well.
care0531 care0531 6 years
I use a Kinerase set that has 1 wash to use in the am and pm and then 2 different mouisterizers for night and day. Their daytime mouisterizer has an SPF 50 and I spent a day on a boat and didn't get any sun it works really well!Then I have a weekly orange peel mask that I do.So its very simple and works well.
Zivanod Zivanod 6 years
Wow comparatively, I am low maintenance. I use Garnier cleansing gel while in the shower and them a daily moisturizer so my face doesn't dry out. In the evenings, I just use water to rinse my face.
Zivanod Zivanod 6 years
Wow comparatively, I am low maintenance. I use Garnier cleansing gel while in the shower and them a daily moisturizer so my face doesn't dry out.In the evenings, I just use water to rinse my face.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
I find it relaxing to take care of my skin right before bed. It calms me down and prepares me for sleep.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
This is perfect timing for this poll. I made an appointment with a dermatologist for my annual skin cancer screening and I'm planning on talking with him about my skin care regimen. Morning: Lancome Toner for sensitive skin Olay Daily Regenerating Serum Lancome Hydra Zen Cream Evening: Foaming Makeup Remover Lancome Toner Burt's Bees Royal Jelly Serum Garnier Ultra Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Cream In the shower/bath: Olay Regenerist Thermal Mini-Peel (1-2x week) St. Ives Mineral Therapy face scrub (every 2-3 days)
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
This is perfect timing for this poll. I made an appointment with a dermatologist for my annual skin cancer screening and I'm planning on talking with him about my skin care regimen.Morning:Lancome Toner for sensitive skinOlay Daily Regenerating SerumLancome Hydra Zen CreamEvening:Foaming Makeup RemoverLancome TonerBurt's Bees Royal Jelly SerumGarnier Ultra Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming CreamIn the shower/bath:Olay Regenerist Thermal Mini-Peel (1-2x week)St. Ives Mineral Therapy face scrub (every 2-3 days)
adris10 adris10 6 years
Morning: - Ceptaphil face wash - Dermalogica SPF 15 eye cream - Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer - Demalogica SPF 50 to mix w/ moisturizer
adris10 adris10 6 years
Morning:- Ceptaphil face wash- Dermalogica SPF 15 eye cream- Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer- Demalogica SPF 50 to mix w/ moisturizer
Jabbadoo Jabbadoo 6 years
Morning: -Metrogel -Skinceuticals CF Phloretin antioxident -Revale Coffeeberry Day moisturizer w/spf -Obagi eye cream Evening: -Revale Coffeeberry cleanser -RetinA -Murad Sleep Reform Serum -Revale Coffeeberry night moisturizer -Obagi eye cream MD SkinCare Alpha Beta Peel - every 3 days In the winter I also use Bobbi Brown face oil during the day if I'm inside with dry heat all day.
Jabbadoo Jabbadoo 6 years
Morning:-Metrogel-Skinceuticals CF Phloretin antioxident-Revale Coffeeberry Day moisturizer w/spf-Obagi eye creamEvening:-Revale Coffeeberry cleanser-RetinA-Murad Sleep Reform Serum-Revale Coffeeberry night moisturizer-Obagi eye creamMD SkinCare Alpha Beta Peel - every 3 daysIn the winter I also use Bobbi Brown face oil during the day if I'm inside with dry heat all day.
milkradio milkradio 6 years
Morning: - Cleanser - Toner - Moisturizer with SPF Evening - Makeup remover/cleanser - Toner - Moisturizer without SPF - Tea tree oil cream for blemishes/old marks
milkradio milkradio 6 years
Morning:- Cleanser- Toner- Moisturizer with SPFEvening- Makeup remover/cleanser- Toner- Moisturizer without SPF- Tea tree oil cream for blemishes/old marks
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 6 years
Daily I use: Morning: 1. Philosophy Microdelivery Face Wash 2. Aveeno Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 Night: 3. Philosophy Purity 4. Philosophy Hope in a Jar 5. Eye cream So I put 5 - 7 is too much for me. However, I use a retinoid cream several times a week, and I use a vitamin C mask about once a week (followed by a different night cream).
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 6 years
Daily I use:Morning:1. Philosophy Microdelivery Face Wash2. Aveeno Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15Night:3. Philosophy Purity4. Philosophy Hope in a Jar5. Eye creamSo I put 5 - 7 is too much for me.However, I use a retinoid cream several times a week, and I use a vitamin C mask about once a week (followed by a different night cream).
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