Fall Into: Skin Cycling

Skin cycling is the latest trend to take the skincare community by storm. Everyone is raving about their experience with skin cycling, but what exactly is skin cycling? Skin cycling is a strategic skincare method that allows you to maximize results and reduce irritation by cycling products in your evening skincare routine. 

Skin cycling was coined and popularized by Whitney Bowe. Dr. Bowe is a board-certified dermatologist and scientist based in New York. Dr. Bowe has won countless awards and has acquired a mass following on social media platforms, especially TikTok. Dr. Bowe began by posting reaction videos on TikTok and later introduced skin cycling, which became a huge trend. How does skin cycling work? Dr. Bowe recommends following a four-night cycle for those new to skin cycling. Night one is for exfoliation; night two is for retinol; nights three and four are for recovering. After this four-night cycle, you repeat!

Night 1: Exfoliation

Exfoliation night primes our skin to receive all the benefits the following night. Start by gently cleansing your skin to remove any dirt and sunscreen. If you wear makeup or water-resistant sunscreen, you should double-cleanse. After patting your skin dry, go in with an exfoliator. Dr. Bowe recommends chemical exfoliants (AHAs, BHAs, etc.) over physical exfoliants, as they are more gentle on the skin. Finally, finish with a moisturizer to seal everything. 

Hanskin Cleansing Balm, AHAs, gentle exfoliator, makeup remover

Hanskin AHA Pore Cleansing Balm

This cleansing balm is a makeup remover and exfoliant in one! This balm contains various natural oils and AHAs, such as glycolic and lactic Acid. It's fantastic for gently exfoliating the skin, smoothing skin texture, and removing stubborn makeup. It is a must-have for a skin cycling routine. 

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BAZZAAL BOX brightening kit, skincare, hyperpigmentation

Night 2: Retinoid

Retinoids, commonly known as retinol, are skincare products that are vitamin A-based. They help speed up skin cell turnover, can treat acne, fade dark spots, and have anti-aging properties. Start by cleansing your skin and make sure it's completely dry. Next, apply a small amount of retinoid and follow with a moisturizer. If you're new to retinoids, try the "sandwich" method to help reduce potential irritation and peeling. The sandwich method uses a moisturizer before and after the retinoids. Place a layer of moisturizer first, then follow with the retinoid, and finish with another layer of moisturizer.

Real Barrier Extreme Cream, Skincare
This product delivers intense moisture without clogging your pores. Formulated with triple ceramides and developed by experts. This moisturizer is perfect for the "sandwich" method.
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Nights 3 and 4: Recovery
Nights one and two can be very intense! Your skin has been working hard and needs a break; this is why nights three and four are essential. These nights are used for recovery. Start by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser. Then, apply hydrating serums and moisturizers. You should avoid using products containing actives, fragrances, and other irritants.
SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Ampoule
The SKIN 1004 Madagascar Centella Ampoule has an ultra-soothing formula, with Centella Asiatica extract at its forefront. It's excellent for repairing damaged skin, replenishing hydration, and restoring skin balance. This fragrance, active-free product is perfect for your recovery night skincare routine.
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BAZZAAL BOX soothing trial kit
Pyunkang Yul Moisture Barrier Cream
This cream relieves and moisturizes sensitive and irritated skin. This soothing moisturizer contains Centella Asiatica extract, Ceramide, and Hyaluronic acid. It's a must-have in your recovery night skincare routine. 
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BAZZAAL BOX hydration trial kit
Skin cycling can be very effective because it allows you to use treatments while letting your skin rest and heal. In addition, skin cycling is an easy routine to follow and helps you reap all the benefits of your skincare products with a low risk of side effects. Many have fallen in love with skin cycling because it gives them a chance to test products more effectively and organize their skincare more strategically. Is this a skincare trend you'll be falling into? 
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