With so many beauty trends and product innovations available in the market, getting the right skin care could be a task. Agree? The latest trend to take over the beauty market is skin cycling. The three-step process claims to take your nighttime skincare routine a notch higher to deliver good results. The main benefit of adopting a skin cycling routine is that it can help prevent the skin barrier from being compromised. It's a great way to create a consistent and effective routine that only helps the skin work optimally. After all, who doesn't like fresh, supple and naturally glowing skin?
The viral Tiktok beauty trend, Skin cycling includes a four-night process which we've listed as follows.
Night 1: Exfoliation
The first step is exfoliation. On the first night, exfoliate your skin to give it an immediate glow but also prep your skin to get the most out of night two. Over-exfoliation or doing it incorrectly can lead to skin irritation.
Night 2: Retinol
The next night, use retinol on the skin. Retinoids are one of the most powerful ingredients and so it is essential to include them in your skin cycling routine. If one layers retinol with other irritating ingredients or uses it too frequently, the result could be inflammation. It is suggested to only use retinol as the singular exfoliating or resurfacing ingredient in your routine.
Nights 3 and 4: Recovery
The third and fourth nights are all about letting your skin rest, which protects the moisture barrier. On recovery nights, the focus should be on hydration and moisture. Therefore, use ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin.
Skin cycling allows you to reap the benefit of exfoliants and retinoids without causing irritation on the skin. For people who are overwhelmed by all the products out there and are not sure where to start, skin cycling is a great way to kickstart your skincare journey. Best part? Every skin type can benefit from skin cycling. All you have to do is make small tweaks based on your skin type and goals. For instance, if you have sensitive or dry skin, use a lower-grade retinol or acid. You can also add a third recovery night to the rotation.