A skincare routine should be simple while meeting the skin’s basic needs. The steps in the Lexli skincare regimen are designed to do just that.
The first step of most skincare regimens, gently cleansing the skin is essential to eliminating oil, makeup, and other pollutants that cover the face after a day’s exposure to the environment. Cleansing can be accomplished with any mild soap or cleanser, although, for gentle cleansing that encourages skin healing, Lexli cleansers are recommended.
The most important step in the Lexli skincare regimen, exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells and debris (keratin) from the skin’s surface that otherwise covers the new, living, vibrant skin cells beneath. When keratin is allowed to build up it can clog pores. The removal of this layer promotes new collagen production, resulting in more luminous and healthier skin.
To be effective, exfoliation must be done by a chemical reaction or by vigorous mechanical means. A popular myth in skincare is that exfoliation can occur with products that contain “gentle exfoliants,” such as microbeads or microspheres. In reality, there is no gentle way to remove the thickened layers of keratin. Daily chemical exfoliation with alpha-hydroxy acids, as are used in Lexli AloeGlyC® Renewing Exfoliant, should be part of every skincare regimen.
The cells of the body require water to remain healthy. Through dehydration and evaporation,
however, our skin constantly loses moisture. A popular myth is that skin can absorb water and, thus,
topical products that include it as a base ingredient can increase skin hydration. The truth? If skin
absorbed water, you wouldn’t be able to swim. The only way to maintain skin moisture content is by
preventing evaporation of internal water through the use of moisturizing products that contain humectants.
Environmental factors, such as ultraviolet light, are major contributors to skin damage. Therefore, the daily application of sunscreen should be a regular part of your skincare regimen.
When exposed to the elements for extended periods of time, the additional step of using protective clothing should be implemented.