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As more and more makeup and skincare products are released, we want to try them all! But, OROGOLD would like to remind you, a little goes a long way. Sometimes it’s better to keep it simple especially when it comes to your morning routine. Here are a few OROGOLD tips to help you cut down on your products and save yourself from product overdose.

We are all guilty of caking on layers and layers of one product to hide a blemish or make our skin feel extra moisturized. In reality, putting on so much of a product can irritate skin and clog pores. As a general rule, you only need a nickel-sized amount of moisturizer and a dime-sized amount of cleanser for your face. Not only will cutting back on how much you use prevent breakouts and dry or oily skin, but you will go through less product, too. At first, it may feel as if you are getting less coverage, but it is healthier for your skin and will improve your skin’s overall condition so that you don’t need as much coverage.

The same rule applies to hair products, too. A quarter-size of shampoo should be adequate for most hair—if you’re getting that “squeaky clean” hair, you’ve probably used too much and stripped your hair of moisture. The same goes for serums and oils added after, too. Using too much hair product can actually make your hair look oily or dirty rather than freshly washed.

Using many different products can actually be detrimental to your overall skin health. Products can compete with each other and actually cancel out each other’s effects or cause irritation when put together. It is best to stick to one cleanser, a moisturizer, sunscreen, a retinoid product, and maybe an antioxidant.

Cleansers and exfoliators are made to go a long way. Usually one pump of a cleanser is more than enough to clean your face. Cleaning too can often cause dry and irritated skin. As for exfoliating, these products should only be used once or twice a week.

Simple products do not necessarily mean bad products. Especially for sensitive skin, products with fewer ingredients are best. That way, if you begin to break out, you can isolate the cause of irritation. Products will less ingredients tend to be made of more natural substances, as well. Furthermore, layering products can make it difficult to identify irritation, as well. The more you can cut back, the better.

Everyone has had to share a space with someone wearing a bit too much perfume before. As you apply perfume, you tend to add more so that you can smell it as your body gets used to the smell. This leads to overpowering fragrances. Don’t worry if you can’t smell your own perfume; it’s for other people to smell, anyways.

For the most part, people overdose on their products. However, there is one thing that we don’t use enough of —sunscreen. One shot glass of sunscreen should be used to cover your face for proper sun protection, but hardly anyone uses that much!