Because Dr. Abdullah believes the best skin care routines are those that are simple, the basic Lexli regimen includes just four steps – cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and protect. Additional products are available for specific skin concerns, including signs of undereye aging, hyperpigmentation, and dryness.
Step 1: Cleanse
The first step of the Lexli skin care regimen can be done with any mild soap or cleanser, but for optimal results, one of Lexli’s aloe-based cleansers is recommended, due to their superior, yet gentle, cleansing ability. Enough product should be used to eliminate grime, sebum, dead cells and makeup that may build-up on your skin after a day of environmental exposure.
Step 2: Exfoliate
The most important step in the Lexli skin care 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 skin.
Step 3: Moisturize
The cells of the body require water to remain healthy. However, through dehydration and evaporation, a process called “trans-epidermal water loss,” 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 the evaporation of internal water. Lexli moisturizers are designed to do just that while nurturing the skin.
Step 4: Protect
The main source of skin damage is UV exposure, regardless of the season. Therefore, it’s necessary to protect the skin when outdoors by wearing protective clothing and utilizing a sunscreen or sunblock with a minimum SPF of 15.