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.
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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.