Are you struggling with developing a skincare routine that gives your skin a youthful glow without causing any damage from overexposure? You’re not alone.
In today’s times, social media applications and streaming websites have unlimited content and video tutorials revolving around various skincare routines. Every beauty influencer brings light to a unique beauty regime and advertises different skincare products.
Although some guidance could be helpful for you, the excess information might leave you confused. As a result, a poor skincare routine might cause your skin to break out or develop dark spots.
Having an even-toned clear skin may seem like an unreachable dream to you; however, we at Skin Loft promise that this dream is very much attainable. All that you need is the proper skincare routine, consistency, and patience.
Skin Loft has designed a skincare pyramid that arranges the daily, weekly, and monthly skincare routine procedures according to their required regularity.
Continue reading below to learn about the Skin Loft skincare pyramid and its importance.
The skin is the human body’s largest and most sensitive organ. The sensory receptors in the skin allow a person to experience the feeling of touch, pain, pleasure, and heat. Its porous surface allows the absorption of different skincare products and serums.
Every skin has its unique type and level of sensitivity, causing it to react differently to different products. This is why you may have experienced your skin breaking out after using the same serum that did wonders for your friend. Usually, your skin reacts not to the product but to how you use it. As a result, using a high concentration serum every day might do more harm than good.
To assist you in developing a skincare routine that protects your skin from overexposure, Skin Loft has designed a skincare pyramid that consists of four layers. The base, the widest part of the pyramid, highlights the self-care activities that you must follow religiously, regardless of where you are.
Above the lowest base come the daily skincare steps you need to add to your everyday routine. The second last layer of the pyramid features the weekly skin care procedures, and the last topmost part highlights your monthly necessary skincare regime.
The Four Different Levels of the Skin Loft Skin Care Pyramid
LEVEL 1: ALWAYS
Self Care Steps To Practice At All Times
This skincare pyramid is the bottom part. It contains the maximum number of activities that you must always practice, irrespective of every external factor.
1. Manage Stress
When you remain stressed for prolonged periods, your body suffers mentally and physically. Mentally, you may develop anxiety and depression, and physically, your skin suffers.
When you cannot manage your stress, the body’s sympathetic nervous is forced to release stress hormones into your bloodstream. These hormones can cause existing skin problems to get triggered or new ones to develop. The names and effects of these stress hormones are as follows:
- Adrenaline: Adrenaline is released in situations of heightened stress when the body prepares for fight or flight. With excessive adrenaline in the blood, the immune system tends to overreact. As a result, your skin may get inflamed and develop skin rashes.
- Cortisol: Psychological stress and continued anxiety can cause the body’s nervous system to react by releasing high amounts of the hormone cortisol into your blood. The side effect of excessive cortisol amounts includes an increase in your skin’s oil production and sweat. As a result, your skin’s pore may get clogged causing acne to form.
2. Stay Hydrated
The average human body contains 60% water. Drinking more than seven standard glasses or at least 2 liters of water helps maintain this water concentration. Sufficient water in your skin cells helps reduce wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and dryness. As a result, your skin develops a youthful glow and remains soft.
3. Get Adequate Sleep
Sleeping for at least six to eight hours every day allows your body time to destress and reenergize. The rest your body gets from sleeping helps regulate your normal hormone levels while triggering collagen production. As a result, the excessive collagen prevents your skin from sagging and gives you a more youthful appearance.
The skin experts at Skin Loft cannot emphasize sunscreen enough. Remember to start your day with a fresh layer of SPF, even during rainy seasons or when you plan on staying indoors. Unprotected exposure from UV rays can cause permanent damage to the skin and lead to premature aging.
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LEVEL 2: DAILY
Everyday Skincare Practices
Wearing makeup or going outside can cause dirt and bacteria to stick to your face’s skin. Without a proper cleansing routine, the bacteria may infect your pores, causing pimples to form.
Hence, always remember to start your day with a medical grade facial cleanser. Moreover, applying a Vitamin C serum in the morning is the best anti-aging product everyone should use. It is a powerful antioxidant that decreases free radicals that causes damage to our cells and breaks down collagen. Small application of vitamin c serum in the morning will help prevent and improve all signs of premature skin aging.
Similarly, never go to bed with dirt or makeup on your face. Include a gentle facial cleanser and a moisturizing night serum with Hyaluronic acid to your bedtime routine to wake up with a radiant glow.
LEVEL 3: WEEKLY
Exfoliation is a must
Your skin needs to be handled with care and attention. Exfoliation can remove the layer of dirt and dead skin; accumulation of dead skin cells on our skin causes so many damages like clogged pores, acne, dull and dehydrated skin.
At Skin Loft, we prefer chemical exfoliation than physical exfoliation because they penetrate deeply into the skin and work on a cellular level, leading to more glowing skin. By rubbing the dead skin away, physical exfoliation can cause irritation to the skin, and is highly unadvisable to dry and acne prone skin.
Know more about which exfoliation is right for you: Physical vs Chemical Exfoliants
Product link: Revitalizing Pads Weekly Exfoliator – Skin Loft
LEVEL 4: Monthly
Regular Visits at Your Medical Spa
At the top of the pyramid is the monthly skincare activity that would help you reach your skin goals. This layer highlights the significance of visiting a medical spa or dermatologist at least once every month. Doing so allows you to get your skin examined thoroughly, track your progress and get recommendations for products more suited to your unique skin type.
At Skin Loft medical spa, we offer personalized skin rejuvenating treatments for all that your skin needs to keep glowing. You can check out our Skin Loft’s Signature Treatments that combine 2 different treatments in one session for maximum results. And if you are ready and committed to take your skin care to a whole new level, check out our Skin Loft’s Targeted Treatment Plans that offer a full year of treatment so your skin will always have a professional treatment done once a month all year round.
Aging is inevitable; however, a proper skincare routine can allow your skin to hold onto its youthful appearance for a very long time. The skincare pyramid by Skin Loft allows you to divide your skincare procedures according to their required recurrence.
Following the skincare pyramid’s advice allows you to protect your skin from permanent damage and maintain a healthy glow. To book an online appointment for the ultimate medical spa services, click here.