A Guide For Applying Skin Care Products The Right Way

We get asked a lot what's the best way to apply skin care products, especially when using it with the JeNu Infuser. Below is a detailed guide on Dr. Batra's suggested application technique so you can get the most out of your skin care.

Recommended order of application of products – lightest to heaviest, as heavier products first will sit on top of skin and prevent absorption of lighter products.

Maximum absorption tip: wait one minute between applying each product!

AM

STEP 1: Cleanse

  • Use a small amount (e.g. dime sized) as too much will irritate the skin.
    • Use abrasive cleansers, brushes or exfoliators sparingly – start 1-2x/week and only ramp up if your skin is not irritated.
  • Use warm water as very hot water can be dehydrating and very cold water can be irritating.
  • Gently pat skin dry.

STEP 2: Treat

  • Apply Serum – lightest to heaviest.
    • TIP: If you're using two products for two different problems, apply one to bare skin in the morning and the other to bare skin at night so you get the best efficacy from both.
  • Usually therapeutic step – hydrating, brightening, antioxidant, blemishes, etc.
  • Use one drop per quadrant of face or penny-size to cover entire face and neck. Too much serum will clog pores and irritate skin.
  • Wait one minute before applying any other product.

STEP 3: Apply Eye Cream

  • Use a dime size of product for both eyes. Skin is sensitive and thin, so use less product to decrease irritation and clogging of pores.
  • Apply to upper and lower lids (or as directed).
  • Apply gently by tapping or patting from inner to outer corner.
    • Tugging or pulling at skin can lead to ruptured capillaries and increased irritation.

STEP 4: Use JeNu

  • Use JeNu for 1 minute on each side of the face for maximum absorption. If your skin can tolerate it, you may increase the amount of time spent treating a particular area – such as the eye area. DO NOT use JeNu on upper lids.

STEP 5: Moisturizer with SPF

  • Use at least SPF 30, mineral-block with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide every day.
    • SPF is meant to sit on the surface of the skin and not be absorbed. Do not use JeNu after applying your SPF.

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PM

STEP 1: Cleanse

  • If patient wears a lot of makeup or products, or lives in a heavily polluted area, I often recommend a double cleanse with an oil-based cleanser or make-up remover followed by a therapeutic cleanser tailored to skin’s needs: dry , oily, blemish-prone, etc.

STEP 2: Treat

  • Cell Turnover Agent in PM – usually lighter than moisturizer.
    • Usually Retinoids or Alpha-Hydroxy Acids. Start 2 non-consecutive nights a week and only ramp up if not too irritating or drying.
      • Decreases fine lines and discoloration
      • Boosts cell turnover and collagen production
    • Apply before moisturizer.
    • Use the size of a green pea to entire face.

Step 3: Moisturize – usually heavier

  • Moisturizer may also have a more therapeutic property.
    • Usually peptides, anti-aging, acne etc. Start 1-2x/week. Increasing absorption of these products will mean less frequent use of the product.
    • Heaviness of product will determine how much to use and how spreadable cream is. Size of a quarter is usually sufficient for face.

Step 4: Apply Eye Cream

  • Skin is sensitive and thin, so use less product to decrease irritation and clogging of pores – size of a dime total to both eyes.
  • Apply to both upper and lower eyelids (unless directed to use on lower lids only) gently by tapping or patting from inner to outer corner.
    • Tugging or pulling at skin can lead to ruptured capillaries and increased irritation.

Step 5: Use JeNu

Use JeNu for 1 minute on each side of the face for maximum absorption. If your skin can tolerate it, you may increase the amount of time spent treating a particular area – such as the eye area. DO NOT use JeNu on upper lids.

 

Typical Regimen

AM:

1) Cleanse

2) Treatment Serum

Wait 1 minute

3) Eye Cream

Wait 1 minute

4) JeNu each side of the face

5) Moisturizer/Sunscreen

6) Apply makeup

PM:

1) Double Cleanse

2) Treatment - Cell Turnover Agent

*make sure to ease skin into it

Wait 1 minute

3) Moisturizer

Wait 1 minute

4) Eye Cream

 Wait 1 minute

5) JeNu each side of the face

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