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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 7 years
Wow, I didn't realized I used so much (7 products!). The separate eye and face items really adds up.
EllaB EllaB 7 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 7 years
Neutrogena deep clean cream cleanser followed by oil of olay beauty fluid. That's it.
oni1 oni1 7 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.
ren_kr ren_kr 7 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.
care0531 care0531 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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)
adris10 adris10 7 years
Morning: - Ceptaphil face wash - Dermalogica SPF 15 eye cream - Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer - Demalogica SPF 50 to mix w/ moisturizer
Jabbadoo Jabbadoo 7 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.
milkradio milkradio 7 years
Morning: - Cleanser - Toner - Moisturizer with SPF Evening - Makeup remover/cleanser - Toner - Moisturizer without SPF - Tea tree oil cream for blemishes/old marks
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 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).
lindac lindac 7 years
I use a Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% for washing and some ROC wrinkle cream in the am & bedtime. That's it. I drink TONS of water during the day and that seems to help my skin alot.
daisyblink daisyblink 7 years
I guess I'm high maintenance since my skin is sensitive and oily Morning: 1) cetaphil 2) moisturizer 3) sunscreen... I like it separate from my moisturizer because its cheaper in my opinion so i could the same moisturizer at night/no reason for spf at night Evening 4) neutrogena acne face wash sensitive - same moisturizer I use in the morning 6) mask... sometimes 7) clarisonic... sometimes 8) epiduo when breakouts happen
mek123 mek123 7 years
This is scary when I add them all up, never realized how many different products I use daily.
juliarose23 juliarose23 7 years
whatever. i always get complimented on my skin.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
I use a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and an eye cream daily. Once or twice a week I use an exfoliator, and if I have a breakout I use a spot treatment.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I use six Bioethique products: cleansing milk (which has a mild toner in it) every am &pm, regenerating scrub (three times a week), eye cream every morning and night, day and night cream, antioxidant serum at night.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
Every morning I use Cetaphil cleanser and I put on Aveeno Daily Moisturizer in SPF 30. I'll use a Boscia anti-blemish pen if I'm having a breakout. At night I wash my face again with Cetaphil and then put on Regenerist Night. Four products. And I have amazing skin, sometimes less is more!
Allytta Allytta 7 years
plus exfoliators and masks after a bath :D
Allytta Allytta 7 years
toner, cleansing oil, night cream, day cream with no SPF for staying home, day cream with SPF for going out, eye cream, sometimes I put additional SPF on (city block), anti-blemish gel, facewash sometimes... that's a lot :)
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
Five if I'm having a breakout (I assume sunscreen doesn't count either). Every morning I use a gentle daily exfoliator, cleanser, toner and moisturizer. If I'm breaking out I add in some blackhead removing scrub.
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