What is patch testing?
Patch testing is a method of testing a new product to see if it will work for your skin. This test is often ignored, and can result in pretty severe acne or allergic reactions.
Apply the product in question behind your ear.
Apply the product in question where you’re most sensitive. This will vary from person to person, for me it’s the corners of my nose and chin.
Comedogenicity (how pore-clogging something is:
Apply the product you’re testing to the area you experience the most breakouts and clogged pores. This will also vary from person to person. For me, it’s my chin and the space between my eyebrows.
How long do I need to patch-test a product?
Once again, this varies from person to person. For example, I breakout very quickly (it’s ridiculous, really), so I’ll know if a product is giving me problems within 24 hours. Others require several days of patch testing to finally notice something is going astray.
Just remember to apply the product on enough surface area that it allows you to notice a problem should one arise, but small enough that it won’t be detrimental if something does go wrong.
The patch test is required and mandatory for you to to learn the effects of the Serum on your skin before you use it. Whenever applying the product on the face, undereye, use petroleum jelly. Have someone else to apply the product for you and monitor the timing. Do not use the product by yourself. It is strongly recommended to keep your eyes closed while the Serum is applied on the face and have the other person to monitor that the gel do not get in contact with the eyes.
Day one: Apply a tiny amount of gel below the chin area and on the forearm, the area to be covered should not exceed 0.5 cm square (small area). Keep the gel for 3 minutes at most. Wipe off using a clean makeup cotton pad and rinse with water. If the treated part presents redness and itching for longer than 24 hours, avoid the use of the product.
Day two: Apply a tiny amount of gel somewhere else below the chin area and forearm, the area to be covered should not exceed 0.5 cm square (small area). Keep the gel for 10 minutes at most. Wipe off and rinse with water.
Day three: Apply a tiny amount of gel somewhere else below the chin area and forearm, the area to be covered should not exceed 0.5 cm square (small area). Keep the gel for 15 minutes at most. Wipe off and rinse with water.
This patch tests will serve to make sure you do not have any adverse reaction to the gel. Also, you will learn how to use the product by observing the peeling effects after a short duration of the application.
The above patch tests will serve for you to get used to the way the Gel works on your skin. You should have learned that the longer you keep the gel on the more the peeling effects of the product on your skin. In the unlikely event of an adverse reaction of the gel stop using it.
How to Apply ?
Step 1: Wash your face.
Step 2: If you’re a toner person, use a toner. (I personally only use toner at night.)
Step 3: Apply Vitamin C serum.
Step 4: Apply a moisturizer (Yes, your moisturizer should come after your Vitamin C serum — remember the “thinnest to thickest” rule.)
Step 5: Apply your favorite eye cream. (This list of the best anti-aging eye creams is a great resource.)
Step 6: Apply a sunscreen. Let it dry/set.
Step 7: Begin your makeup. ()