Even the most informed skincare enthusiast is often left confused when it comes to including certain ingredients or products in their skincare routine. The plethora of options available in the market, each one claiming to be the next big thing, most often than not convinces you to try it out only to realise it doesn’t work for your skin type or concern. That’s why we swear by the skincare pyramid.
The skincare pyramid is like a food pyramid, but the focus here is your skin and not diet. It shows all the steps you can take to make your skin healthy and glowing. At the base of this pyramid, you will see ways to set up some healthy skincare habits, moving up to other elements that should be followed daily, weekly, monthly and annually to get the best skin ever.
The base of the pyramid talks about consistent habits that you should form and follow on a daily basis. This includes applying a broad spectrum sunscreen like the Pond’s Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 30, keeping your skin hydrated, eating a balanced and nutritious diet.
The second level of the pyramid is all about forming a basic skincare routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising that you follow both morning and night. Apart from this, exfoliating on a weekly basis and applying a face mask is essential. (P.S. We’re crushing on the St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask, which can be used as a scrub and mask.) Also, talk to your dermatologist who can prescribe retinol and antioxidants at this level that can be included in your skincare routine.
At the third level, the skincare pyramid talks about getting some professional help for the betterment of your skin. This could be your monthly facials, chemical peels, a spa treatment, in-clinic treatments like microdermabrasion and so on. This helps address your skin’s unique needs and concerns.
The final level or the top of the pyramid focuses on peptides and growth factors that strengthen, repair and protect the skin. Annual skin screening is also essential to check for allergies, rosacea or any other skin condition you may have developed.