Have you been hearing about skin cycling all over social media? If not, it's time to learn about this hot new skincare trend that has taken the beauty world by storm. Skin cycling is a method of rotating different skincare products every few nights to improve skin health and get a glowing complexion.
The idea behind skin cycling is that our skin cells renew themselves in a cycle of about 28 days. By following a similar cycle with our skincare products, we can optimize the effectiveness of our routine and address different skin concerns. This method can also help to avoid overloading the skin with too many active ingredients at once, which can lead to irritation and sensitivity.
So, how does skin cycling work? The basic idea is to rotate between three types of products on a four-night cycle: exfoliants, retinol, and skin barrier boosters. Exfoliants are used to slough off dead skin cells and reveal brighter, smoother skin. Retinol is a potent anti-aging ingredient that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Skin barrier boosters are designed to hydrate and protect the skin, helping it to retain moisture and stay healthy.
Here's how to get started with skin cycling:
Night 1: Exfoliation
Start with a gentle exfoliating product like Aciddrops Overnight Resurfacing Serum to remove dead skin cells and reveal brighter, smoother skin. Look for a product that contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and/or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), which are effective but gentle on the skin. Our Aciddrops Overnight Resurfacing Serum is the perfect combo of both AHAs and BHAs with glycolic, salicylic, lactic and malic acids.
Night 2: Retinol
Retinol is a powerful ingredient that can help to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Start with a low concentration and work your way up as your skin adjusts. Our Midnight Magic PM Serum is a gentle retinol serum boosted with peptides and plant stem cells.
Night 3: Skin Barrier Booster
On the third night, use a product that's designed to boost your skin's barrier function. Look for naturally nutrient-rich ingredients like rosehip oil and carrot seed oil found in our Golden State Nourishing Facial Oil, which help to hydrate and protect the skin.
Night 4: Hydration
On the fourth night, give your skin a break from active ingredients and focus on hydrating and moisturizing. Use a nourishing moisturizer like Dream Cream Nighttime Moisturizer to help your skin recover and prepare for the next cycle.
Remember, everyone's skin is different, so it's important to listen to your skin and adjust your routine accordingly. If you experience any irritation or sensitivity, take a break from active ingredients and focus on gentle cleansing and hydration.
In conclusion, skin cycling is a great way to optimize your skincare routine and improve your skin health. By rotating between exfoliants, retinol, and skin barrier boosters on a four-night cycle, you can address different skin concerns and achieve a glowing complexion. Give it a try and see how your skin responds!