We can't help but just get hooked onto trends that help in improving the skin texture and fortifying the barrier. A lot of skincare trends come and go and come back again but some make an impact and the new trend is literally something that we all must have more or less heard about. Skin cycling is all about the "less is more" approach to the skin with a very simple yet calculated technique. The trend is all about a four nights process which focuses on strengthening the skin barrier while resetting the skin. And it is about time we try this trend out. Here's your complete guide about skin cycling and how to do it in simple steps.
What Exactly Is Skin Cycling
Just another trend that has been making rounds on the social media for its worth it results, skin cycling is another way to recover the skin and make it clear and radiant. Skin cycling is basically a four-night skincare regimen that tends to improve and recover the skin . It relaxes the skin by resetting it and all four nights have different processes which eventually help in recovering the skin and making it better. It is the "less is more" approach towards skincare which also helps in strengthening the skin's barrier. It is super easy and simple to follow and practice.
Here's How To Do Skin Cycling
Begin with exfoliation on the first night. Exfoliation helps to get rid of the dead-cell build-up and also helps in clearing the skin. Go for chemical-based exfoliators instead of scrubs and granules which can be comparatively harsher on the skin and then lock in the hydration with a moisturiser. Make sure to cleanse your skin properly before exfoliating . Choose your AHA or BHA as per your skin type and layer your skin with a suitable sunscreen during the day to avoid any sun damage to the skin. Also, avoid using retinol on the same night as it might lead to redness or inflammation.
It is all about using retinol correctly. Since retinol is strong and is associated with a lot of side effects, it is best to use just a drop or two of it post cleansing, and seal in hydration with a moisturiser. Do not apply the formulation during the day as it is not day-friendly and can cause irritation and other side effects.
Night Three And FourComments
Night three and four are all about recovery of the skin. It is now time for your skin to reset. It is all about nourishing the skin and strengthening the skin barrier. During these days go for products that nourish the skin and contain ingredients that fortify the skin barrier. Go for products that have squalane, hyaluronic acid, etc to soothe the skin and reset the skin.